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Christie lambastes Congress over debt delays

While N.J. Gov. Chris Christie says he’s relieved leaders in Washington have reached agreement on a deal to raise the nation’s debt ceiling, he lambasted Congressional lawmakers.

He said both Democrats and Republicans seemed more concerned about making political statements than in resolving the issue.

“I’m like, I think, most other citizens in this country. We’re sitting around saying, ‘What the hell are they doing down there?’ ” Christie said Monday. “They don’t talk to each other. They talk at each other.”

Christie also criticized President Barack Obama for not being more forceful in the debate preceding the agreement, which calls for reducing federal spending by $2 trillion over 10 years.

Christie said he has yet to review the plan and is not sure just how it will affect New Jersey.

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