New York Republican Congressman, Peter King, is on the warpath this morning after the House failed to vote Tuesday evening on the Hurricane Sandy relief package. King has been on the news talk show circuit all morning blasting his colleagues for not giving aid to the victims 90 days after the storm.
His fury stems from the fact that the $60 billion aid package that passed in the Senate “will likely die with the close of the 112th Congress on Thursday. The House Appropriations Committee had prepared a $27 billion relief package,” reported Politico.
King told viewers on CNN Wednesday to stop contributing money to the House GOP. He said,
I’m saying anyone from New York or New Jersey who contributes one penny to the Republican Congressional Campaign Committee should have their head examined. I would not give one penny to these people based on what they did to us last night.
People in my party they wonder why they are becoming the minority party. They are writing off New York, they are writing off New Jersey. Well they have written me off, and they are going to have a hard time getting my vote, I can tell you that.
When asked if he would vote to reelect Boehner as Speaker, King retorted, “As far as I’m concerned my world turned upside down last night. So I am, right now, holding every vote in abeyance.”
King concluded with his disgust of House Republicans adjourning last evening’s session without a vote:
My own party refuses to help them, then why should I help the Republican Party? Turning your back on people who are starving and freezing is not a republican value.
They talk about having an ‘image problem,’ this is a reality problem they’re having.
Watch Rep. Peter King’s tirade on CNN here: