The Latest Gift: Christie Slams Unions For Daring To Ask Questions About The Great Job He's Doing

Abby Zimet

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Embattled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) once again faced a crowd of angry hecklers at a town hall on Tuesday, but blamed “public sector unions” for the outburst.

“Governor Christie, we are here to demand, you stop your corrupt uses, of Hurricane Sandy money!”

As police forced the demonstrators to leave the room, Christie called himself a “soothsayer” for having predicted that he would be heckled, according to

“Congratulations, everybody,” the governor quipped. “You are now seeing the latest gift given to you by the public sector unions in the state of New Jersey. This is what they do.”

“They do it because they have no other choice,” he added.

"The state workers union has decided that one of their goals and missions in life is to recruit people to come here to the town hall meeting and when you begin to ask questions they will stand up and start to scream and yell over you and over me," he said. "

They are recruited by the people who we, we collectively, have been standing up against for the last four years and a half years."

Seth Hahn, the CWA's legislative and political director for New Jersey, said blaming CWA "insults all the students, environmentalists, housing advocates, civil rights organizations and community groups whose legitimate questions about Sandy corruption and Bridgegate are being ignored."

"Perhaps Christie should spend less time complaining and blaming others, and instead listen to what his constituents are upset about and answer their legitimate questions," Hahn said.

Every year in time for Easter, the Washington Post holds a Peeps contest, inviting readers to create marshmallow dioramas of current events. From political science professor Sarah Binder and her daughter, a multitude of bunnies stuck at EZ-Peep lanes at the George Washington Bridge because Gov. Peep Christie was out early "working the cones."



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