Menendez Rebuts Christie Over Blame for Stalled Sandy Relief Aid

Tracey Samuelson | March 13, 2014 | Sandy
NJ's senior U.S. senator even second-guesses whether it was wise to let state officials distribute funds

Credit: WHYY/NewsWorks
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez
Who is to blame for the slow pace of New Jersey’s recovery from superstorm Sandy?

Gov. Chris Christie blames federal red tape and regulations for holding up the distribution of aid money to storm victims in New Jersey.

But New Jersey’s senior U.S. senator, Robert Menendez rejected that claim during a hearing Wednesday before the Senate Banking Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation and Community in Washington, D.C.

Turning the tables on New Jersey’s Republican governor, Democratic Sen. Menendez said he’s even second-guessing the decision to let the state distribute federal Sandy aid.

utmccn=NWmembercampaign|utmcmd=thermometer&__utmv=-&__utmk=75382554|Read the full report by Tracey Samuelson of WHYY/NewsWorks, a partner of NJ Spotlight, and watch the video of the full statement by Sen. Menendez.