"It's why the American people hate Congress. Unlike the people in Congress, we have actual responsibilities.
Last night, the House majority failed most basic test of leadership and they did so with callous disregard to the people of my state. ... It was disappointing and disgusting to watch. There's only one group to blame ... the House majority, and their Speaker, John Boehner." - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R)
"I would say the Republican Party has said it is the party of family values. Last night it turned its back on the most essential value of all, and that is to provide food, shelter, clothing and relief for people who have been hit by a natural disaster. And I would say that the Republican Party has turned its back on those people." - Rep. Peter King (R-NY)
Conservative activist groups such as Americans for Prosperity, the Club for Growth and Heritage Action all pressured congressional Republicans to **vote against Hurricane Sandy relief**.
Simply put...WTF? Disaster relief is now a point of blind obstruction for the GOP in Congress? Boehner is a disgrace. But guess what? He gets a raise.