(WASHINGTON POST) New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) condemned House Republicans Wednesday afternoon for failing to pass a $60 billion package of funding for Hurricane Sandy relief. In the strongest terms, he accused House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) of letting “toxic internal politics” impede necessary storm relief.
“There’s only one group to blame for the continued suffering of these victims: the House majority and their speaker,” Christie said. “It was disappointing and disgusting to watch.”
Christie told reporters that he has spoken to both Boehner and President Obama today. But he said he couldn’t rely on any assurances from Boehner or his fellow House leaders after he was told repeatedly over the weekend and early in the week that the vote was secure.