CLIFTON, N.J. (1010 WINS) — What did he say??
While stumping for Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney in New Hampshire, this weekend, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addressed a female heckler in the crowd.READ MORE: 74th Annual Tony Awards: List Of Winners
Listen To Christie’s Comment Here
It’s not surprising that the loquacious governor responded to a heckler, but what he said is: “You know something may go down tonight, but it ain’t gonna be jobs sweetheart,” Christie can be heard saying to the woman.
Christie’s spokesman wouldn’t comment or clarify — only to urge you keep perspective over the nugget that dropped from Christie’s mouth, 1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg reported.
Sandberg talked to women in New Jersey and asked what they thought about Christie’s comment. Rebecca from North Bergen called the statement condescending and demeaning to women. “Every time you talk to somebody like that … it just doesn’t make you feel like you’re being considered or you’re being taken as a person.”READ MORE: Photos Of City Sanitation Crews Throwing Away Fresh Produce Confiscated From Bronx Street Vendor Spark Outrage
Theresa from Paramus said the following: “First off if a governor called me sweetheart, I’d have a couple of choice words for him right back. I don’t know what he means by ‘Something’s going down but not jobs.’ What’s going down? I don’t think he’s funny.”
“Oh My God. I am shocked,” added “Dawn.” “That’s just a pretty rude statement altogether. My jaw dropped. That’s like crude, crude–I’m sorry. Oh he needs to backpeddle fast.”
“It was a sexual comment and he shouldn’t have done that. He should have addressed her with respect,” Karen from Kinnelon said.
Christie has been stumping for the GOP presidential hopeful for weeks. Romney is heading into Tuesday’s primary in first place. The latest Suffolk University tracking poll has Romney at 35, Ron Paul at 20, Jon Huntsman at 11, Newt Gingrich at 9, Rick Santorum at 8 and Rick Perry at 1 percent.MORE NEWS: 'I Want You To Be Inspired By Gabby': Over 1,000 Attend Public Memorial For Gabby Petito On Long Island
What do you think he meant by the comment? Should he issue an apology to the heckler? Sound Off below