New Jersey GOP Gov. Chris Christie held a News Conference today and blasted House Speaker John Boehner and the Republican Majority for being the only group to blame for not passing a Hurrican Sandy Aid Package for victims in the storm in New Jersey and New York. Christie did not mince words in his statement, still furious that Boehner would not bring up the Sandy Aid bill for a vote before ending business in the House after passage of the “Fiscal Cliff” Deal.
Christie claims he tried to talk to Boehner four times last night, but had his calls refused. Christie said, “Shame on You!” to Congress for not acting.
Fact: If the House passed the #Sandy bill last night, after cleaning it up, Christie still wouldn’t have his monies. Senate action required.— Ali A. Akbar (@ali) January 2, 2013
Here is video of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talking about the massive effort that will be needed to rebuild New Jersey’s shoreline attractions, and to help the people who lost their homes and businesses in Hurricane Sandy. Christie pledged to do whatever it takes, and said bluntly, “This is our Katrina.”
Gas-rationing has begun in New York City in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Mayor Bloomberg announced the rationing (above), and you can see the long lines waiting at a station in Brooklyn (below):
Here is aerial video footage showing the devastation left by Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey and New York.
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Here is a live video feed from The Weather Channel of their coverage as Hurricane Sandy comes ashore on the East Coast of the United States.
Here is video of GOP Vice-Presidential Nominee Paul Ryan urging supporters to pray for fellow Americans in the path of Hurricane Sandy headed for the East Coast of the United States.