East coast senators and congressmen -- of both parties -- are furious at House Speaker John Boehner, who refused to ask the 112th House to take up a $60 billion relief bill for superstorm Sandy.
They're not getting much love, though, from Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri. On CNN this morning he said the package cost too much and would not have passed the House. “Sometimes when you ask for too much, you don’t get anything,” he said.
The twitter-verse isn't too pleased. "Next time a tornado tears through Missouri I hope someone reminds Roy Blunt of these words," wrote one. "Would it be asking too much for Roy Blunt to shut the ** up?" another offered.
In a conference call with Missouri reporters, Blunt defended the comment. He voted for Sandy relief, he said, and would do so again.
"I voted for every penny I l believed could possibly be spent between now and the end of March, which was $24 billion," he said. "That probably could've gotten done."
He continued, with some heat in his voice: "I am totally supportive of emergency aid, and anybody that knows anything knows that. If they think the current strategy that produced no money was a good strategy, then they'll have to disagree with me on that.
"A strategy that produced no relief is not a good strategy."