Update: After Christie publicly tore Boehner to shreds (he went a bit overboard in my opinion), House will vote on Sandy funding on Friday.
Boehner decided not to take up the bill.
Chris Christie? Not pleased. Christie held a press conference ripping Boehner (partial video below). Call me a cynic, but I think Peter King and Christie would rather see Cantor as speaker of the House. Christie's also got his eye on the White House.
Christie says Obama called him today, but Boehner refused Christie's calls.
I also think that when Christie gets mad, he needs to expel his anger on a public stage or else he'd simply explode.
It has only been two months since Hurricane Sandy devastated communities across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut as well as other eastern states. Our citizens are still trying to put their lives back together. Our states are still trying to rebuild vital infrastructure. And so, last month, working closely with the Governors of the affected states, I sent Congress an urgent request to support their efforts to rebuild and recover. The Senate passed this request with bipartisan support. But the House of Representatives has refused to act, even as there are families and communities who still need our help to rebuild in the months and years ahead, and who also still need immediate support with the bulk of winter still in front of us.
When tragedy strikes, Americans come together to support those in need. I urge Republicans in the House of Representatives to do the same, bring this important request to a vote today, and pass it without delay for our fellow Americans.