Chris Christie: House GOP Only 'Group To Blame' For 'Suffering' Hurricane Sandy Victims New Jersey Governor Chris Christie during a press conference today: "There's only one group to blame for the continued suffering of these innocent victims: The House majority, and their speaker, John Boehner. This is not a Republican or Democratic issue. National disasters happen in red states and blue states, states with Democratic governors and Republican governors. We respond to victims of natural disasters not as Republicans or Democrats but as Americans -- or at least we did until last night. Last night, politics was placed before an oath to serve our citizens. For me, it was disappointing and disgusting to watch."