Chris Christie surprised by GOP backlash over praising Obama's Sandy crisis handling
Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is startled and wounded by the GOP backlash to his passionate praise of President Barack Obama for his handling of the Hurricane Sandy.
The New York Times reported that Christie was startled to hear from Mitt Romney's surrogates, demanding to know why he had appeared so close with Obama when they toured to see the damage done by the hurricane.
The report noted that people close to Christie said he did not hear from Romney in the days immediately following the storm, the New York Daily News reports.
Despite the backlash, Christie is not apologetic of his praise of Obama.
"I will not apologize for doing my job," he said.
The report also said that many top donors to the Romney campaign were 'furious' with the New Jersey governor.