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Schwarzenegger: Congress 'Should Be Fired,' He Feels Christie's Pain

Friday, 04 Jan 2013 06:08 PM

By James Hirsen

Arnold Schwarzenegger has some harsh words for Congress over its recent legislative response to the so-called fiscal cliff.

The former California governor and Hollywood actor was appearing on NBC's "The Tonight Show" when host Jay Leno asked him the following question: "What do you make of the fiscal cliff vote?"

"I think it's outrageous," Schwarzenegger replied. "I think the American people are so disappointed."

"We send representatives to Washington to do a good job. Then years and years they ring up the debt. ... Every year it's getting worse. And then they sit down and solve 10 percent of the problem ... This is ridiculous. They should all be fired," he added.

Schwarzenegger also expressed support for the position of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie regarding the decision by Congress not to vote on relief money for Hurricane Sandy storm victims. He said he also considered this inaction "outrageous," adding that he was "very disappointed."

The action hero film star is attempting to make a major comeback after the negative publicity he suffered following his separation from longtime wife Maria Shriver in 2011 and his admission that he fathered a child with the couple's housekeeper 14 years prior.

Schwarzenegger and Shriver, who have four children together, have remained on good terms following their separation. Although Shriver filed for divorce after the break-up, the divorce has not been finalized, fueling speculation that the couple may still reconcile.

When asked recently by Esquire magazine whether he and his estranged wife would be getting back together, Schwarzenegger was unequivocal.

"Yeah. Yeah. Absolutely," he replied.

"Maria and I are still in touch. If you've got kids, you'd better be in touch. But Maria and I have a great relationship. We've never had a fight about anything. This is just something that was my doing. So we have a good relationship. I think she makes a real effort. We work together on the kids, to raise them together. We talk pretty much every day," Schwarzenegger said.

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