During a Wednesday afternoon press conference in which he placed heavy blame on House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) for the chamber's adjournment before holding a vote on aid for Hurricane Sandy victims, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) defended the work of Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA).
"I spoke to Majority Leader Cantor today. I think Eric was working as hard as he could to get this done for us throughout the weekend and the early part of this week," Christie said. "And I had a conversation with the speaker this morning where he informed me he would be meeting this afternoon with members of the New Jersey and New York delegation from the Republican Party. So as to what's gone on, I think you have seen a lot of palace intrigue down there and I think unfortunately folks are putting politics ahead of their responsibilities."