TRENTON – After criticizing some federal lawmakers for treating residents affected by Superstorm Sandy like “pawns” in a political chess game, Gov. Chris Christie lashed out at members of his own party.
“That’s why people hate Washington D.C. [and] that’s why they hate this politics,” Christie said today, explaining dysfunction in the nation’s capitol is the reason a $60.4 billion aid package failed to make it to the president’s desk.
The governor – who blasted Republican Speaker John Boehner during the fiery news conference – also saved harsh words for his own political party.
“Last night it was my party,” he said. “Both parties can take plenty of responsibility over time, but last night my party was responsible for this.”
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"Gov. Chris Christie says he won’t campaign for the Republican gubernatorial candidate in New York because the cause is hopeless: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ahead by more than 30 points. But he will campaign in New Hampshire, over and over, where the Republican is also trailing by more than 30 points. What’s the reason? It may be that New Hampshire holds the nation’s first presidential primary. It may be that he doesn’t want to mess with Cuomo, who knows where the skeletons are buried at the Port Authority. But one thing is certain: Gov. Straight Talk is spinning again. And it seems to be habit-forming." - columnist Tom Moran- Star-Ledger
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