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It is the one year anniversary of the devasting hit from Hurricane Sandy. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said the state has made “great progress” in recovering from the superstorm that tore through the East Coast. He added that there were “frustrations and challenges that remain,” in an interview with CBS THIS MORNING.
“We still have a lot of more people who are frustrated, who are not back in their homes, and my mission is to get all those people back in their homes,” Christie told co-hosts Norah O’Donnell and Charlie Rose. Christie attributed some of the delays in getting some of 26,000 people still homeless in New Jersey to the delayed aid that his state received from the federal government.
Christie also discussed the recent report that 800,000 New Jersey citizens will receive notice that they will lose their current coverage under the new ACA. “The real problem is that people weren’t told the truth,” Christie said. “The White House needs to square that with what was told to the American people and told to Congress beforehand.”
Although – in the Spring, Christie said that President Obama “has kept every promise he’s made” about helping the state recover from Superstorm Sandy.
Christie added in his interview, “I think we’ve made tremendous progress in the last year. Tens of thousands of people back in their homes, all the boardwalks rebuilt, so many businesses that have come back online, but I also know that we still have a lot of work we to do. We still have a lot of more people who are frustrated, who are not back in their homes, and my mission is to get all those people back in their homes. From the beginning I said this was an 18-24 month process, and while we’ve made great progress in the first year, there are frustrations and challenges that remain, and my job is to address those and overcome them.”