Rep. Peter King (R-NY) lit into House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and other House Republicans on Wednesday for adjourning the night before without taking up Hurricane Sandy relief legislation.
“It’s absolutely disgraceful,” King said on CNN. “People in my party, they wonder why they’re becoming a minority party. They’re writing off New York, they’re writing off New Jersey. Well, they’ve written me off, and they’re gonna have a hard time getting my vote, I can tell you that.”
King said that Republicans have no problem finding New York when they want to raise money. In light of Tuesday’s inaction, King said, anyone from New York or New Jersey who contributes to the National Republican Congressional Committee should have their “head examined.”
King added that he may not support Boehner when he comes up for re-election as House Speaker. “As far as I’m concerned, my world turned upside down last night. So I am, right now, holding every vote in abeyance.”