MONTVILLE – Gov. Chris Christie weighed in on the sequester debate Wednesday, telling residents the primary “blame is with the president.”
The governor called it a failure of President Barack Obama to lead Congress in finding a solution to the proposed “sequester” cuts.
“If sequester happens Friday, in my opinion it’s the fault of the president,” Christie said at a town hall here.
“There’s no excuse for both sides to be fighting the way they are,” he said. “Let’s get together and straighten this out. … The president is the one who has to show the leadership.”
Christie again argued that Congress is out of touch, saying it’s the nation’s governors who are making progress and keeping things rolling – a talking point which has been a consistent theme with Christie following the recent national election.
“If you wait for a legislative body to show leadership, you’re going to be waiting forever,” he said.
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"Governor Christie ripped President Obama this summer for failing to carve out some time during a Texas fundraising swing to visit the Mexican border, where the unprecedented flood of immigrant children from Central America had reached a crisis point. ...Yet Christie is not squeezing in a tour of the troubled border during his own three-day trade and diplomatic mission to Mexico, which is set to begin on Wednesday. The governor is planning a series of meetings with Mexican officials, including President Enrique Peña Nieto and the finance and energy ministers." - columnist Charles Stile- The Bergen Record
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