The Republican Party Has Turned Its Back

January 3, 2013 § Leave a comment

““I would say that the Republican Party says that it’s the party of family values. Last night, it decided to turn its back on the most essential value of all. And that’s to provide food, shelter, clothing and relief for people who have been hit by a natural disaster. And I would say that the Republican Party has turned its back on those people. And it’s going to be very hard for me to ask any of those people to vote for the national Republican Party.”

  • Peter King, Republican Congressman, January 2, 2013
  • Source: video
  • Context: Peter King, Representative from New York, blasted House Republicans and Speaker Boehner, saying that they turned their back on Hurricane Sandy victims in his state. Chris Christie and other politicians from both sides of the aisle criticized the Republican Party for avoiding a vote on Hurrican Sandy Relief, even after they were given guarantee’s that it would be passed. King also stated that he would no longer vote with Republicans anymore, putting into question whether he will leave the party or not. He also advised donors not to contribute any money to Republican campaigns, saying:

“Boehner is the one. He walked off the floor. He refused to tell us why. He refused to give us any indication or warning whatsoever… I’m just saying, these people have no problem finding New York — these Republicans — when they’re trying to raise money. They raise millions of dollars in New York City and New Jersey, they sent Gov. Christie around the country raising millions of dollars for them. I’m saying, anyone from New York and 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.”

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