Chris Christie on Confronting Heckling Fans: ‘You’re Going To Get It’ (VIDEO)
Over the weekend, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was at Miller Stadium to take in a game between the Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs, and everything was going fine until a heckling fan wouldn’t stop his heckling.
So Christie had to take his governing pants off, and with a bowl of ice cream in hand, he got right in the face of that Cubs fan and called him a ‘big shot’.
— Ben Hutchison (@BennyHutch) July 30, 2017
On Monday, Christie spoke with CNN’s Jake Tapper and explained his 2-strike rule when it comes to people attempting to heckle him.
“Listen, Jake. When somebody swears at you publicly, and says some really awful things with a lot of children sitting around and my own son with me, I took it the first time he said it, and yelled it from about 15 yards and said some really lousy, awful stuff. And then I came back after having ignored it the first time, and he went in for seconds.
If you go in for seconds — I’ve always said this, whether it was at my town hall meetings or anything else — if you give it, you’re going to get it back.”
“Public officials are public servants but they’re not meant to be public punching bags.”
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) August 1, 2017