New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) unloaded on House Republicans and Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) Wednesday for their “disgusting” decision to delay a vote on Hurricane Sandy relief.
Speaking at a press conference in Trenton, N.J., Christie said that he had been assured by House GOP leaders up until late Tuesday night that a relief package was headed to the floor — only to see it pulled from consideration just 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.
The governor said GOP leaders had promised him repeatedly that Sandy aid would be addressed after passage of a “fiscal cliff” bill.
“We were given assurances by everyone … that this was going to be done,” he said.
He ripped lawmakers for showing “callous indifference” to Sandy victims, saying they have waited far longer than other victims of recent natural disasters for aid. Sandy hit the East Coast in late October.