Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie during a campaign event in New Hampshire responded to a question about New Jersey’s flooding from a supporter by asking her what would she like for him to do? “Do you want me to go down there with a mop?”
The young voter from New Hampshire explained to Chris Christie that she had family and friends in New Jersey and they were sending her pictures and images from “all over the state” about the flooding.
She asked the New Jersey Governor why he was in New Hampshire campaigning instead of helping his constituents in New Jersey.
“Why are you here campaigning instead of being there, helping and serving them,” she asked.
Christie responded by suggesting that his job as governor was done. He had done everything that was needed of him.
“Because it is already done. Why do you think it is not,” responded Chris Christie.
The New Hampshire voter then challenged Christie’s assessment.
“Because I have family all over the state sending me pictures of the flooding,” she said, suggesting that perhaps more can be done by the governor.
Chris Christie responded in-kind to the accusations made the his supporter.
“All over the state, really? There has been one county thats flooded in the state. So I don’t know from where – all over the state – that has happened. What do you want me to do, go over there with a mop?”
For the record, two counties in New Jersey did experience flooding during this weekend’s historic winter storm.
Chris Christie received criticism for deciding not to return to his state to oversee the state’s government response to the winter storm. Instead, he decided to stay in New Hampshire to campaign.
But Chris Christie reversed his decision at the last minute and, in my opinion, did a great job of overseeing the state’s response. Christie has spent much of his time these past months campaigning in New Hampshire.