TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — New Jersey politicians keep in mind all too properly that members of Congress from Texas dragged their ft in offering assist when Hurricane Sandy hit the Backyard State with a vengeance virtually 5 years in the past.
Now that the shoe is on the opposite foot, so to talk, there appears to be no want to do likewise within the wake of Harvey.
Thoughts you, the ache continues to be there.
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Gov. Chris Christie reminded reporters at an occasion on Monday.
“The congressional members from Texas are hypocrites, and I stated again in 2012 they’d be confirmed to be hypocrites. It was only a matter of time,” stated Christie.
However Christie is urging the New Jersey delegation to approve Harvey assist as quickly as attainable.
Republican Frank LoBiondo, dean of the delegation, is in settlement.
“I will probably be absolutely supporting the emergency supplemental for the victims of this present catastrophe,” LoBiondo advised KYW Newsradio, “but in addition taking the time to remind my colleagues who have been so callous in the direction of the wants of our residents in Sandy that this isn’t the best way to do enterprise.”
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Camden County Democrat Donald Norcross concurs, saying in a printed assertion, “We’ll by no means transfer ahead as a rustic if we maintain grudges. Let’s put partisanship and geography apart and keep in mind that we’re in it collectively.”
And this e-mailed response from Burlington County Republican Tom MacArthur.
“It’s crucial that we offer emergency aid for households affected by this storm to allow them to start to rebuild their lives and their communities,” stated MacArthur.
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How shortly an assist package deal is accepted is as much as congressional management.