Chris Christie has become accustomed to holding his town halls in friendly places when working people can't attend in order to appear beloved by the people of New Jersey, but today he got a surprise.
“Either sit down and keep quiet or get out,” Christie told him. Brein continued, and police officers escorted him out of the Mount Laurel YMCA.
"He spent two-and-a-half times as much money on advertisements with himself in them ... than on small businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy," Brein said, referring to the $2.5 million "Stronger Than The Storm" ad campaign that featured the Christie family in tourism ads bankrolled with federal Sandy relief funds.
"I just wanted to ask how he can justify that to the small businesses in the state?... I'm here to say people still care about the Bridgegate scandal. They still care about the misappropriation of Sandy money."
Protesters kept piping up until the end of the event, police kept removing them, and the governor scolded them for interrupting while he answered other people’s questions. "Don’t take away from them for your own partisan, personal purposes," he said.
Brein, 19, said he was representing the New Jersey Working Families Alliance, a coalition of union and environmental groups.
I love the way they kept it up. He came off as the insensitive jerk that he is, though I'm sure his cheerleaders will blame his hecklers.