John Boehner, in a position where he has to throw some fiscal-toughness red meat to his peanut gallery, is refusing to allow a vote on the Sandy aid bill to come to the floor. Governor Christie is not amused.
When American citizens are in need we come to their aid. That tradition was abandoned in the House last night. #SandyBill
— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) January 2, 2013
And, amazingly, Rep. Peter King is in no mood to be nice to his House colleagues either. Amazing how differently he sees things when it’s his own sinecure at stake (via Firedoglake).
King went even further on Fox News, calling on New Yorkers to withold donations to the Republican Party.
“These Republicans have no problem finding New York when they’re out raising millions of dollars,” King said on Fox News. “They’re in New York all the time filling their pockets with money from New Yorkers. I’m saying right now, anyone from New York or New Jersey who contributes one penny to Congressional Republicans is out of their minds. Because what they did last night was put a knife in the back of New Yorkers and New Jerseyans. It was an absolute disgrace.”
Now we hear Boehner is likely to cave under the pressure: he is is promising to pass an emergency spending bill to help pay for damage from Hurricane Sandy in the next Congress, which starts Thursday. That’ll be a new bill, though, starting from scratch – and meanwhile New Yorkers and New Jerseyans freeze. This is your caring Republican Party – the one that will change or die in 2013.
— Reuters Politics (@ReutersPolitics) January 2, 2013