Christie: ‘Meghan McCain has no standing to be criticizing me’
September 25th, 2013
09:20 PM ET
10 months ago

Christie: ‘Meghan McCain has no standing to be criticizing me’

(CNN) – New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s only response to Meghan McCain being “over” him is that he has no response.

In his monthly “Ask the Governor” session on the NJ101.5 radio station Wednesday night, Christie mostly fielded questions about the state’s recovery from Superstorm Sandy. But the questions briefly turned to Meghan McCain, daughter of former GOP presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

Tuesday, the younger McCain told CNN’s Piers Morgan that she was “over” Christie’s presumed 2016 candidacy. Current polls put Christie at the head of a crowded field of potential 2016 Republican contenders.

“I’m kind of done with Chris Christie right now,” McCain said.

She referred to Christie’s 2012 GOP convention speech that barely mentioned nominee Mitt Romney. “There’s some level of self-promotion that you have to do, but I would like the next leader of the Republican Party, the next nominee to maybe be a little more interested in helping the country than just their platform.”

For his part, Christie, who is currently running for reelection, was dismissive of McCain’s comments.

“Are we really going to be responding to Meghan McCain?” Christie said, referring to the entire episode as “sophomoric.”

Christie said that he would take a call or criticism from McCain’s father. But Meghan McCain holds no office and doesn't live in New Jersey.

“Meghan McCain has no standing to be criticizing me,” Christie said.

“I’m not going to respond to somebody just because of their last name.”


Filed under: Chris Christie • Meghan McCain
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Filed under: Chris Christie • Meghan McCain....cute. Somebody told me he can be a true self promoter, and be the next leader of Weight Watchers.

    September 25, 2013 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  2. jimatmad

    What an arrogant jack hole. Every potential voter has 'standing' to criticize you Mr Christie, as you waddle forward in your pursuit of the presidency.

    September 25, 2013 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  3. Woman In California

    “Are we really going to be responding to Meghan McCain?” Christie said, referring to the entire episode as “sophomoric.”

    And in another shortness of breath he said:

    “Meghan McCain has no standing to be criticizing me,” Christie said.

    Just when I was about to for once, agree with Christie he takes the bait. The entire republican party is full of this kind of childish behavior. All because they know they don't have anyone who stands a chance of winning the White House with an (R) in front of their name. The good thing is, Barack Obama won't be on the ballot next time and even that doesn't help.

    September 25, 2013 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  4. freedom

    Gov. Christie and Meghan McCain need to get over themselves.

    September 25, 2013 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  5. Thomas

    What dose Meghan McCain do anyway , what is her profession. Dose she work for Jenny Craig , Mary Kay Cosmetics or is she a hairstylist ?

    The article doesn't say.

    September 26, 2013 12:42 am at 12:42 am |
  6. Eddie

    “I’m not going to respond to somebody just because of their last name.”

    ... I think that would be good to keep in mind, when Ms. Palin opens up her mouth.

    September 26, 2013 05:00 am at 5:00 am |
  7. Marie MD

    Of course you are not going to respond.. You like to get in people's faces when somebody confronts you and do the bullying in person.
    She is right though.

    September 26, 2013 06:27 am at 6:27 am |