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Gov. Christie today blamed Republicans and Democrats for the government shutdown, saying “it’s irresponsible of both sides to have allowed this to get where it’s gotten.”
Asked during an editorial board meeting with The Philadelphia Inquirer what he would do if he were in the Senate right now, his immediate response was this: “If I was in the Senate right now, I’d kill myself.”
“This is why I’ve never had any interest in being in a legislative body,” he said. (It should be noted: In the 1990s Christie was a county freeholder, which is a legislator.)
He sees the situation in Washington as a failure in leadership, and a failure to achieve compromise.
Pelosi’s bid is being met with some resistance by members of her own party. Some feel she serves as a symbol of all that contributed to the Democratic Party losing control us the House in last Tuesday’s election. Republicans were voted into office in record numbers. Pelosi wants to make sure Republicans do not undo her health care legislation.
Pelosi said she will run for Minority Leader if she feels she has the votes necessary to be elected.