In a press conference today New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie slammed Speaker Boehner for failing to allow a vote on Hurricane Sandy Relief.
After issuing a joint press release with Governor Cuomo of New York, Christie went on the offensive against Boehner and the House Republicans.
“There is only one group to blame,the House Majority and John Boehner.”
“Last night, the House Majority failed most the basic test of leadership and they did so with callous disregard to the people of my state.”
“It was disappointing and disgusting to watch.”
Another interesting aspect to the conference was Christie celebrating Eric Cantor’s role in pushing the Sandy bill before making this cryptic statement.
“He’s [Boehner] the speaker of the house and tomorrow is another day.”
It is no secret Christie hopes to one day lead the Republican Party, does he want John Boehner out of the way first?
Christie also included a not so veiled threat:
Still, the governor – who blamed congressional infighting and not conservative ideology for delaying the bill – would not call for Boehner’s ouster as speaker. He did, however, threaten to campaign against Republicans who hold up the aid.
“We’ll see,” he said. “Primaries are an ugly thing.”