Gov Chris Christie Says Boehner Wouldn’t Return His Calls After Rejecting Him for Sandy Relief

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is livid with Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) after Boehner led the effort to keep people in New Jersey and New York from getting much-needed relief funding for Hurricane Sandy.  The anger is showing publicly and leading to a divide that has many supporters of the Republican Party worried that the problems might not be resolved anytime soon.

Christie said at a press conference that GOP leadership had assured him that he would get a relief package sent to the floor of the House of Representatives.  He said that instead of keeping their promise, they pulled the issue from consideration right before midnight.

“Last night, politics was placed before our oath to serve our citizens,” Christie said. “For me, it was disappointing and disgusting to watch.”

“Shame on Congress,” he said.

Christie says that he was promised that Sandy relief would be discussed right after the fiscal cliff negotiations came to an end.

“We were given assurances by everyone … that this was going to be done,” he said.

“There is only one group to blame for the continued suffering of these innocent victims: the House majority and their Speaker, John Boehner,” Christie said.

Christie expressed personal fury with Boehner, adding that the Speaker refused to return the governor’s calls after Christie learned that the relief package would not be put to a vote.

“I was given no explanation,” Christie said.

Christie stressed that, despite Boehner’s refusal, the Speaker had not lost “all credibility with him.”

“So no, he hasn’t lost all credibility with me. But, right now, I think what happened last night was absolutely uncalled for and I’ve been given no credible explanation as to why,” Boehner said. “But, again, he’s the Speaker of the House, and tomorrow’s another day, so he can prove to me that he really does care about the people of New York and New Jersey by getting this package done.”

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6 Responses to Gov Chris Christie Says Boehner Wouldn’t Return His Calls After Rejecting Him for Sandy Relief

  1. Ms. Miller January 2, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Remember — HURRICANE KATRINA?

    This is a TEA-PUBLICAN policy…part of their ideology. They do not think it is important…not the job of the Gov’t to help the disaster victims, the poor, the sick, the children, etc.

    And if HURRICANE CHRISTIE had not kicked up a fuss…they would have put off the vote for the disaster funds until next JUVEMENBER.

    Pres. Obama and the Senate had already sent FEMA and approved funds to help the disaster victims. But there are some who tell lies on him.

    There are a lot of folks who post things about Pres. Obama that are just not factual.

    He does have a BLACK AGENDA on the White House website —

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/africanamericans

    How many of these complaining people have looked at it?

    And …again…I say…if there is more that we want or need,
    PUT IT IN A PLAN OR PROPOSAL…and take it to the President
    and the Congress. Other groups do it and get stuff. That is how
    politics go.

    AN OLD AFRICAN PROVERB says…

    “No plan will work if you don’t.”

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  2. Destitute American January 2, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    I think it is just wonderful that the Republican party leaders are getting to enjoy the fruits of their labor. It is time to practice what you preach. They want less government spending / aid and that cut should start with them showing us all how it is to be done. Come on, tow the party line! I want to see the private sector rushing in to completely bankroll New Jersey to the tune of the requested 60 BILLION.

    Make it work and I will believe you. I will be your biggest champion and return to the compassionate, conservative fiscal fold.

    People should not suffer but when you back idiots that want to put in place policies that are detrimental to you, be big boys and girls and deal with it when it personally affects you. Learn new skills rebuilding your own homes and trailers. There should be new jobs clearing debris, banishing mold, repairing streets and public services. Not many people get a front row seat to see the politics they advocate at work on their own doorstep.

    Maybe next election voters will remember the life lesson and how the GOP would see you hungry, sick and in the streets instead of spending a government dime. Voters will remember that natural disasters are God’s will or personal problems and stop voting in Tea Partiers and other fringe folks with their peculiar resumes. Maybe voters will take off the tin foil hats and put on their thinking caps for a change, realizing the person who desperately needs emergency assistance next time could be them or their families since the majority of Americans are not independently wealth or able to cover even minor catastrophes.

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  3. Greg January 3, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    He thought Gov. Christie was a black democrat. He has to convince him he is a white republican.

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  4. AMAZINGGRACE January 3, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    The tea party members have a mission and that is, smaller government at the expense of large urban cities populated with tax payers!!! This is a fight against Civil human beings that are not hung up on the past of this Country. If you give the tea partiers their way, they would start another Civil War only to change the outcome of the first…..Hey just sayin, we had all better watch this group, they truly have a hidden agenda.

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    • Ms. Miller January 3, 2013 at 8:35 pm

      @ AmazingGrace… You are so right about the Tea Party. Many of their leaders are hooked up with “white power groups and militias”…Neo-Confederates, Neo-Nazis, Birchers, and the like.

      Their agenda is based on a lot of the ideas of that Russian AYN RAND who wrote that book “Atlas Shrugged.”

      The Koch Bros. help finance this madness…and they have long hated the Democrats, liberals, Blacks …poor folks, the environmentalists and Pres. Obama.

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  5. H. James Roseau January 3, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    I applaud Governor Christie for having the courage to go against his own political party in order to point out their maladies in the House. After all, every politician’s party should be the People’s party.

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