Christie: Both parties to blame for fed shutdown

    Chris Christie

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie leaves the Capitol in Washington in this Nov. 17, 2014 file photo (J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo)

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says both Republicans and Democrats are to blame for the partial shutdown of the federal government.In a meeting Friday with The Philadelphia Inquirer’s editorial board, the Republican governor said it was “irresponsible of both sides to have allowed this to get where it’s gotten.”

    Asked what he would do if he was a U.S. senator right now, he said, “If I was in the Senate right now, I’d kill myself.”

    He says both President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner “saw this train coming for a long time” but did nothing to stop it.

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