NJ, NY Govs Slam House GOP For No-Vote On Sandy Relief

One thing I will say about Christie: He may be highly and too-frequently partisan, but he's not actually crazy in the way most prominent Republican officials are. (I'm talking about you, Lindsey Graham!) He's shown that he's not willing to ignore reality simply to score points over an issue as important as disaster relief, and in the Valley of the Blind, that makes him the one-eyed king:

The governors of New York and New Jersey came down hard on the Republican-controlled House Wednesday, saying it was “inexcusable” that Congress failed to act on disaster aid and that those hurt by Hurricane Sandy “can no longer afford to wait while politicians in Washington play games.”

New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie has scheduled an afternoon press conference to follow up on the statement issued together with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat. Christie’s criticism of the House follows an emotional speech in Washington by Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y) taking Speaker John Boehner to task for cancelling a promised vote this week on the aid.

“With all that New York and New Jersey and our millions of residents and small businesses have suffered and endured, this continued inaction and indifference by the House of Representatives is inexcusable,” the governors said. “It has now been 66 days since Hurricane Sandy hit and 27 days since President Obama put forth a responsible aid proposal that passed with a bipartisan vote in the Senate while the House has failed to even bring it to the floor. This failure to come to the aid of Americans following a severe and devastating natural disaster is unprecedented.”


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