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NJ Gov. Christie blasts fellow Republican Boehner

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, file photo, Robert Connolly, left, embraces his wife Laura as they survey the remains of the home owned by her parents that burned to the ground in the Breezy Point section of New York, during Superstorm Sandy. The current term of the U.S. Congress is set to end this week with no action on aid for the superstorm that left more than 100 dead and thousands homeless in three northeast states. Governors Andrew Cuomo of New York and Chris Christie of New Jersey said in a joint statement Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 that the "continued inaction and indifference" by the House "'is inexcusable." (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is blasting fellow Republican John Boehner for the House Speaker's decision to delay a vote on Superstorm Sandy relief and says the inaction is "inexcusable."

Christie said Wednesday that the House is playing politics with the $60 billion aid request and it's hurting Northeasterners who are relying on aid to be able to repair their homes, reopen businesses and make decisions about how to rebuild after the October storm.

The governor, who is one of the nation's highest-profile Republicans, hinted that he might campaign against some members of his own party who acted to delay a storm-aid vote.

In the days after the storm, Christie frequently praised Democratic President Barack Obama for his response and attentiveness.

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Mulvihill reported from Trenton.

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