New Jersey Governor Chris Christie toured the Jersey shore that was ravaged by Hurricane Sandy, comforting residents and promising to rebuild damaged areas.
On Tuesday (October 30) the governor toured the New Jersey coastline, which was devastated as the storm crashed ashore damaging, homes and infrastructure. A major disaster has been declared in the state, where millions are left without electricity. On the ground, Christie greeted rescuers and residents - many still coming to terms with the disaster. Despite usually being a fierce critic of Barack Obama, the governor praised the president for his response.
Republican Governor Chris also praised President Obama when he appeared on Fox & Friends saying, “The president was great last night. He said he would get it done. At 2 a.m., I got a call from FEMA to answer a couple of final questions and then he signed the declaration this morning. So I have to give the president great credit. He’s been on the phone with me three times in the last 24 hours. He has been very attentive, and anything that I’ve asked for, he’s gotten to me. So, I thank the president publicly for that. He has done—as far as I’m concerned—a great job for New Jersey.”
President Obama is expected to visit damaged areas of the state, along with the governor, on Wednesday (October 31).