“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak.” ~ Winston Churchill
The following excerpt was taken from Enraged Chris Christie Blasts Boehner, House GOP Over Sandy Aid by Paul West and appeared on latimes.com on January 2, 2012. To view this article in its entirety, please click link below.
WASHINGTON – Enraged over Congress’ failure to approve disaster relief for victims of Superstorm Sandy, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey unloaded Wednesday on House Speaker John A. Boehner and Republican lawmakers in Washington for putting “palace intrigue” ahead of their official responsibilities.
Washington politicians “will say whatever they have to say to get through the day,” Christie said, adding that, as a governor, he had “actual responsibilities” — “unlike people in Congress.”
Christie, a potential 2016 GOP presidential contender, reserved his most blistering words for the Republican House speaker. He described Boehner, variously, as selfish, duplicitous and gutless for reversing course at the last minute on Tuesday night and refusing to allow a vote on a $60-billion aid package before the current Congress adjourned.