New Jersey Governor Christie tells heckler to 'Sit down and Shut up' at event to mark the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy

scooter.schaefer | October 30, 2014



New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, making an appearance along the Jersey Shore to help mark the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, was heckled by James Keady, a former Asbury Park city councilman. Keady was holding a sign that read “Stay in New Jersey, Finish the Job.” Christie decided to fire back at his heckler saying, “I’m glad you had your day to show off, but we’re the ones who are here to actually do the work.” Christie finished by saying, “So listen, you want to have the conversation later, I’m happy to have it, buddy. But until that time, sit down and shut up.” Christie’s local popularity and national profile rose after Superstorm Sandy because of his leadership during that time. 

When Chris Christie decided to fire back at his heckler

However, some question the performance of his administration during this same time period. Keady was trying to bring to light the problems with the state’s billion dollar program that is supposed to help displaced homeowners get back on their property after being displaced due to the storm. 

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