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Christie ‘New Jersily Interrupted’ By Protesters During Romney Event In Iowa

Garden State Gov Hammers 'Occupy Des Moines' Protesters With Zingers
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Gov. Chris Christie (credit: CBS 2)

Gov. Chris Christie (credit: CBS 2)

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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (CBSNewYork) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie heard it from protesters Wednesday night during a rally in Iowa for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

As Christie took to the podium, members of “Occupy Des Moines” tried to drown him out with boos. While many politicians may have become frustrated, Christie delivered a couple of zingers to his critics.

Christie Fires Back At Protesters. 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck Reports.


“You know what? We’re used to dealing with jokers like this all the time,” Christie said.

The hecklers were escorted out of the room by police officers, but the New Jersey governor took another shot at hecklers before getting back on message.

“Now let’s see, where was I before I was so New Jersily interrupted?” Christie said. “That was the entertainment we brought from New Jersey tonight. I hope you all enjoyed it, they’ll be working at the Marriott down the street. Please remember to tip your waiters and waitresses, alright.”

The New Jersey governor has never been one to mince his words. Ahead of Hurricane Irene’s impact on New Jersey, the governor issued a famous directive to state residents, telling them to “get the hell off the beach.”

Christie endorsed Romney after he decided not to run for president himself. He was in Iowa to drum up support for Romney in the Iowa caucuses, which are less than a month away.

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