Sununu mentions the two governors who hate all other governors

Join Fox News to access this content

You have reached your maximum number of items. Log in or create a FREE account to continue reading.

Please enter a valid email address.

By entering your email address and pressing Continue, you agree to the Fox News Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, including our Financial Incentive Notice. To access the content, check your email and follow the instructions provided.

Having problems? Click here.

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu criticized two of his gubernatorial colleagues on Thursday, saying many of the governors he has served with get along well, with the exception of California's Gavin Newsom and former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Sununu was responding to a question from Fred Ryan, moderator of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute (RISE), about the difference in dynamics between the way governors and congressional lawmakers work.

“I think — look — almost all governors get along,” Sununu said in part, adding that in his eight years in Concord, there have been only two outspoken Democrats who seemed to rub him and his colleagues the wrong way.

When Ryan asked if they could be identified, Sununu replied:

“Yeah, Andrew Cuomo — complete jacka — no one likes him,” Sununu said of the three-year scion of one of New York's most recognizable political families.

NH-GOV SUNUNU FLAMES 'THREE TIME LOSER' DONALD TRUMP

“And I have to be honest, no one cares about Gavin. Gavin is just a p… excuse me, he just is,” the four-term Republican continued.

Asked for comment, Rich Azzopardi of Bulldog Strategies, a spokesman for Cuomo, replied: “I'm glad they feel the same way about each other.”

Sununu said it was disappointing to see his working relationship with the California Democrat apparently deteriorate, as he told the forum that he got along well with Newsom, but that over time even Democrats confided that they were their colleague within the party couldn't stand:[T]Hey, I won't tell you out loud. But behind closed doors they say, 'Oh God, look who's coming.' You know, they're all rolling their eyes.”

Sununu emphasized that even though he is a Republican, some of his favorite governors don't even agree with him on any issues.

He pointed to Tina Kotek, the Democratic governor of Oregon, whom he called his favorite West Coast state executive.

Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek speaks during a signing ceremony on Feb. 23. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

“Tina is the governor of Oregon. There's absolutely nothing that Tina and I probably agree on politically, but she's a great person. I think she's really great,” he said.

Another left-wing governor who most on the right might not consider a working partner is outgoing New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, he added.

SUNUNU CONTACT PSAKI ABOUT RUSSIAN COLLUSION CLAIMS

“Phil Murphy and I get along great, we really do. He's got a great sense of humor. Again, I don't think he's doing a great job as governor – he could probably say the same thing [for] I – that's okay, but we have different approaches,” Sununu said.

“But we get along really well, and overall the governors are a really good team, because so are we [working] 24/7. There's a shooting, there's a flood, there's a 'whatever' – my phone is ringing.”

Sununu said there is a stark contrast between the governor's cordiality and the “nonsense” in Washington, D.C.

“Congress has two jobs: they approve or disapprove a policy. And they approve or reject the financing. And that's it. They don't design the mental health system. They are not designing the system for better services for the homeless or for the integration of education, otherwise they are not designing anything,” he said.

“I think all governors should be engineers. I think all politicians should be engineers,” the governor joked. Sununu is an engineer by profession.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FOX NEWS APP

Sununu blasted several right-wing lawmakers, including Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., and suggested she was a “fool.”

“Is there any account that she has ever been proven right? [passed] – or [GOP Florida Rep.] Matt Gaetz. They do nothing and raise a lot of money, not only to get themselves re-elected, but also for the showmanship of that extremism. But in fact, they're not actually doing anything, you know, to improve good governance and civic responsibility.”

Sununu said when he is considered for federal legislative office, he often thinks it would be fruitless.

“I said, 'Fuck you, I don't want any part of this,'” he joked, adding that many in Congress have no interest in solving real problems like rights.

“What's going to happen in eight years? Social Security is going bankrupt. That's a fact. And there was already a law that says the Social Security benefits that some people in this room may be waiting for will be cut.” he said. “I think it is 23%, that is according to the law, that is happening. Your benefits are being cut. Someone has to solve that, has to stop that.”

In recent months, Sununu has criticized other Republicans on his right, including former President Donald Trump. He notably endorsed former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley during the 2024 presidential primaries.

Reached for comment, Gaetz said of Sununu: “While Governor Sununu has been a failed surrogate for the even more failing Nikki Haley campaign, I have been working to get 1,100 troops out of Niger.”

Newsom and Greene's offices did not return requests for comment for the purposes of this story.

Related Posts

The White House is praising Biden's new immigration policy toward undocumented spouses of U.S. citizens

The White House is praising Biden’s new immigration policy toward undocumented spouses of U.S. citizens, With less than five months to go the general electionsPresident Biden announced sweeping federal action…

Texas doctor charged with obtaining confidential patient information about transgender care

A Texas doctor who calls himself a whistleblower on transgender care for minors is accused of illegally obtaining private information about patients at the nation's largest children's hospital who were…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You Missed

North Korea appears to be building walls near the DMZ, satellite images show

  • June 22, 2024
North Korea appears to be building walls near the DMZ, satellite images show

Google's VPN may be causing connection issues on the Pixel 8

  • June 22, 2024
Google's VPN may be causing connection issues on the Pixel 8

The Florida judge responsible for the secret trial against Trump files a dossier

  • June 22, 2024
The Florida judge responsible for the secret trial against Trump files a dossier

Hacker claims to have 30 million customer details of Australian ticket seller TEG

  • June 22, 2024
Hacker claims to have 30 million customer details of Australian ticket seller TEG

‘Slave Play’ playwright Jeremy O. Harris is on a mission to diversify theater : NPR

  • June 22, 2024
‘Slave Play’ playwright Jeremy O. Harris is on a mission to diversify theater : NPR

Fauci blames Trump's administration staff for feeding him misinformation and hostility

  • June 22, 2024
Fauci blames Trump's administration staff for feeding him misinformation and hostility

CDK Global Cyberattack Leaves Thousands of Car Dealers Spinning Their Wheels

  • June 22, 2024
CDK Global Cyberattack Leaves Thousands of Car Dealers Spinning Their Wheels

Why will Kylian Mbappé wear a mask at Euro 2024 and what are the rules?

  • June 22, 2024
Why will Kylian Mbappé wear a mask at Euro 2024 and what are the rules?

Angel Reese makes WNBA rookie double-double history: NPR

  • June 22, 2024
Angel Reese makes WNBA rookie double-double history: NPR

Refrigerating 'blood oranges' could even make them healthier – a bonus for consumers

  • June 22, 2024
Refrigerating 'blood oranges' could even make them healthier – a bonus for consumers

Why Anthropic's Artifacts May Be This Year's Most Important AI Feature: Interface Battle Reveal

  • June 22, 2024
Why Anthropic's Artifacts May Be This Year's Most Important AI Feature: Interface Battle Reveal