The conservative New York Daily News was pretty severe with Speaker John Boehner but congressional Republicans were breathing fire over the Speaker’s decision to delay disaster relief funding:
“I’m saying right now, anyone from New York or New Jersey who contributes one penny to Congressional Republicans is out of their minds. Because what they did last night was put a knife in the back of New Yorkers and New Jerseyans. It was an absolute disgrace.” Rep. Peter King (R), Staten Island
And there’s the sorta, kinda no less minor point Alec Mac Gillis make about John Boehner canceling the vote:
The fact is, the parts of New York and New Jersey hit hardest by Sandy tended to be far more Republican-leaning than the states as a whole. Obama won New Jersey by nearly 18 percentage points, but he lost the two big coastal counties, Ocean and Monmouth, with only 41 and 47 percent of the vote, respectively. He won New York City with a whopping 81 percent of the vote. But among the few pockets of the city that Mitt Romney carried were the precincts hit hardest by Sandy, including southern Staten Island and Belle Harbor in the Rockaways.