Chris Christie: Obama ‘kept every promise’ on Sandy

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Monday again commended President Obama's handling of Hurricane Sandy, dismissing Republican critics who were bothered by his praise for the man they hoped to unseat last fall.

"The president has kept every promise that he made," Christie told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on the six-month anniversary of the storm. 

Asked if he had any regrets about embracing the president in the wake of the storm, Christie gave a firm "No," saying that politics were not on his mind when the hurricane hit his state.

"Everybody knows that I have about 95 percent level disagreement with Barack Obama on issues of principle and philosophy," he said. "But the fact is we have a job to do. And what people expect from people they elect is to do their job.”

Some Republicans blame Christie in part for Obama's victory last fall, because the popular Republican governor lauded the administration response and his working relationship with the president.

A couple of months after the election, Christie excoriated House Republicans who wanted to pare down a $60 billion federal aid package for his state, and he said Monday that the delay in approving those funds is still causing problems.

Christie is considered a potential contender for president in 2016, but he would have to win over conservatives in the party's base.

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.

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