The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

State and Nation

January 3, 2013

NJ Gov. Christie blasts Boehner, Republicans

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"This is an example of another moment of him separating himself from a section of the GOP that is not very well-liked right now," Zelizer said of Christie. "I don't think it's politics. I think it's general frustration."

Leo Quigley, whose house in New Jersey's Little Ferry was damaged in the storm, said he's glad that Christie so forcefully criticized Boehner.

"I think he's right," Quigley said. "Some people are living in bad circumstances right now because of this, and that's to be blamed on the Congress."

Gigi Liaguno-Dorr, whose bar, Jakeabob's Bay, in Union Beach, was destroyed, said she and others in her blue-collar New Jersey town feel as though they've been ignored. She thinks Congress dragged its feet on the bill, but wants to know where the money will be allocated if the bill is approved.

"If Christie was out there blasting them, God bless him. Good for him," Liaguno-Dorr said. But once they release it, where is it going to go?

Liaguno-Door criticized Christie for not visiting her town, though he did mention it Wednesday as a place where a delay in aid would have detrimental effects.

 

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