New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Wednesday said House Speaker John Boehner and congressional Republicans are to blame for the “continued suffering” after superstorm Sandy.
“This is not a Republican or Democratic issue,” Christie said during a press conference in Trenton. “National disasters happen in red states and blue states and states with Democratic governors and Republican governors. We respond to innocent victims of natural disasters not as Republicans or Democrats, but as Americans. Or at least we did until last night.”
“This was the Speaker’s decision — his alone,” Christie said.
Christie also added that the supplemental funds, amounting to some $60 billion already passed by the Senate, “just could not overcome the toxic internal politics of the House majority.”