New Jersey Governor Chris Christie continues to praise President Obama for his response to Hurricane Sandy, according to the Star-Ledger. Although Christie has come out in support of Mitt Romney during this tense presidential election, the Governor decided to give credit where credit was due.
“I appreciate the president’s outreach today in making sure that we know he’s watching this and is concerned about the health and welfare and safety of the people of the state of New Jersey,” Christie explained.
“I thank the president for his telephone call and inquiring about how things are going here and I assured him that things were going well so far,” he continued. “He advised me to call him at anytime if things were not going well.”
Christie tried his best to prepare New Jersey residents for the fury of Hurricane Sandy, though he did have a few stern words for those individuals who decided to sit back and ride the storm out inside their homes.
“Staying on the barrier islands for 36 hours of hurricane force winds of 75 miles per hour sustained, not gusting, is stupid,” the Governor said. “And, you know, I think all our mothers taught us, if you can avoid it, don’t be stupid. Get out and get to higher, safer ground.”
News of Christie’s praise for Obama comes shortly after Mitt Romney’s controversial comments regarding the future of the Federal Emergency Management Agency under his presidency, Forbes is reporting. Should the presidential hopeful find his way into the White House, disbanding the agency and handing such responsibilities over to the states is something he could pursue.
“Every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that’s the right direction,” Romney said. “And if you can go even further, and send it back to the private sector, that’s even better. Instead of thinking, in the federal budget, what we should cut, we should ask the opposite question, what should we keep?”
Do you agree with Chris Christie that President Obama has responded appropriately to the threat of Hurricane Sandy?