NJ's Chris Christie Slams "Know-Nothing Disgruntled Romney Staffers"

New Jersey governor Chris Christie is frustrated with some inside Romney's camp who have complained that the governor has spent more time responding to his storm-devastated state than campaigning for Mitt. 


On Monday, Christie rejected presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s request for him to appear at a campaign rally, citing the ongoing relief effort in New Jersey as more important than publicizing the GOP’s ticket. This rejection and Christie’s recent friendly appearances with Obama have apparently not sat well with some of Romney’s staffers, who are annoyed to see a Republican leader friendly with the opposition. Hearing about their grumbling, Christie lashed out at a press conference last Thursday.

"I told Governor Romney at that time that if the storm landed as predicted that it was going to be catastrophic to New Jersey and unprecedented," Christie said. "I said to him, 'Listen, Mitt, if this storm hits the way I think it's going to, I'm off the campaign trail from here to Election Day.' And he said to me, 'Chris, of course. That's what you have to do. Do your job, don't worry about me. I'll take care of things.' So all this other noise, I think, is coming from know-nothing, disgruntled Romney staffers who, you know, don't like the fact that I said nice things about the President of the United States. Well, that's too bad for them."

After Christie declined the campaign event, one Romney staffer told The Huffington Post, “You can’t tell me he couldn’t have gone over there for a night rally.”
Christie was the keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention. When Hurricane Sandy hit, Christie decided to go survey the hardest-hit areas of the state side-by-side with the sitting president, even shedding tears as they toured the devastation.

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