NJ Gov. Christie Body Slams House GOP Leadership Over Sandy Funds
Matt | On 03, Jan 2013
Flames erupted from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s podium as he held a press conference on why his state still doesn’t have federal relief for Hurricane Sandy.
Gov. Christie was responding to the madness from Tuesday night when the U.S. House of Representatives voted on the fiscal cliff bill, but canceled the vote on Sandy relief. Actually, it was House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) who made that asinine decision to scrap the vote.
And boy, has Boehner paid for it in the media! He already took a verbal thrashing from Rep. Steve King (R-New York).
But, nothing compared to the unflinching tirade of truth leveled from the High Priest of Governance in New Jersey. Christie stood behind that podium and smoked the hair off of Boehner’s taint and those of the House GOP leadership. It was a sight that I loved to see — not just because it was the GOP turning on itself — but, because it was the solid gold truth. It’s so rare that you have Republicans put the people before the party, so I was pleased with this outcome.
Again, this is just a six-minute snippet of the full press conference. To watch it in its entirety, click here.