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Chris Christie Erupts Over Boehner’s Refusal To Vote On Relief For Sandy Victims

by David Badash on January 2, 2013

in News,Politics

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Chris Christie today erupted over Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner‘s refusal to bring a bill to the floor for a vote that would deliver financial relief to victims of Superstorm Sandy, which hit New Jersey as Hurricane Sandy in October. The New Jersey governor labeled the House GOP leadership’s actions “a dereliction of duty,” and “inexcusable,” via Twitter. The Governor will hold a press conference today at 2:00 PM ET today over the House’s refusal later today, which you can watch here:

WATCH: Gov Chris Christie Full Press Conference Video On Squashed Sandy Relief Vote

READ: Christie Errupts: ‘It Was The Speaker’s Decision — His Alone’ To Squash Sandy Relief Bill

House Republicans for weeks have been trying to slash 60 percent of the aid requested by President Obama for victims of the storm that killed over 253 people in seven countries and well over 100 people in the U.S. Sandy is responsible for an estimated $63 billion in damage, much of it in New Jersey and New York. Suggesting Christie use this event to switch parties, Brent Budowsky in a Hill op-ed writes:

In the annals of the most immoral disgraces in the history of the American Congress, the action of House Republicans to kill assistance to victims of Hurricane Sandy is among the most disgraceful and revolting, a testament to why Republicans have lost three of the last four national elections, and a deliberate insult to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as well as Americans in all affected states.

And here’s a selection of Governor Christie’s tweets about the vote — or lack thereof:

Image via Governor Christie/Twitter

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LOrion January 2, 2013 at 12:19 pm

RE: #SandyRelief REMEMBER as Speaker Boehner noted last night, if you want to know why HOUSE did not pass #SANDY bill, call Eric CANTOR's office 202-225-2815 #OccupySandy
ALSO CALL: Rep Peter King ..who won't spend a dime on #SandyRelief .202-225-7896

LOrion January 2, 2013 at 12:40 pm

OOPS! Sorry bit topsy turvy. King was, of course, upset with bill not being passed and saying he would not PAY House member who decided not to vote on it.

DesertSandwitch January 2, 2013 at 12:32 pm

this is outrageous beyond anything… these people… who line thier pockets with perks paid for by the very people that they refuse to assist, are morally adrift and with out humanity. They are soulless in the most grievous sense of the word. They have brought about their own demise, sadly not soon enough.

barbonine January 2, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Somebody should do something about this.

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