A huge thank you to the first responders who have put their lives at risk in order to save others. Or, as they call it, ‘going to work.’
The federal government’s response has been great. I was on the phone at midnight again last night with the president, personally, he has expedited the designation of New Jersey as a major disaster area… Last night, I was on the phone with FEMA at 2 a.m. this morning to answer the questions they needed answered to get that designation and the president has been outstanding in this. The folks at FEMA, [Administrator] Craig Fugate and his folks have been excellent.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in an interview with NBC on the federal government’s response to Hurricane Sandy.
In a separate interview with MSNBC’ “Morning Joe,” Christie added to the praise, saying that “the president has been all over this and deserves great credit.”
“He gave me his number at the White House and told me to call him if I needed anything,” he added.