September 23rd, 2010
02:18 PM ET
4 years ago

Christie faces off against heckler



(CNN)
- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie got tough with a heckler Wednesday during a Los Angeles town hall meeting with California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman.

Whitman, a Republican and the former CEO of eBay, was finishing her remarks when a man sitting in the front row stood up and began shouting.

"What are you hiding?" he yelled. "You're looking like Arnold [Schwarzenegger] in a dress."

Christie rose from his seat behind Whitman and confronted the man.

"You want to yell-yell at me, but don't give her a hard time," Christie said as he came face-to-face with the man.

"It's people who raise their voices and yell and scream like you that are dividing this country, we're here to bring this country together-not to divide it," Christie added.

Christie was in California campaigning for Whitman, who is facing state attorney general and former Gov, Jerry Brown in a heated race to replace Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is term-limited. A Field Poll released Thursday indicates the two are deadlocked, each with 41 percent support among likely voters. Eighteen percent remain undecided.


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  1. Tim

    "It's people who raise their voices and yell and scream like you that are dividing this country, we're here to bring this country together-not to divide it," Christie added.

    –Ummm, isn't this exactly what the GOP/tea partiers were doing during the health care town hall meetings? Pot, meet kettle.

    September 23, 2010 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |