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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is livid with Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) after Boehner led the effort to keep people in New Jersey and New York from getting much-needed relief funding for Hurricane Sandy. The anger is showing publicly and leading to a divide that has many supporters of the Republican Party worried that the problems might not be resolved anytime soon.
Christie said at a press conference that GOP leadership had assured him that he would get a relief package sent to the floor of the House of Representatives. He said that instead of keeping their promise, they pulled the issue from consideration right 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.