Republican presidential candidate and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tried to shut down rival Carly Fiorina by saying she could interrupt anyone on the CNN debate stage Wednesday night — except for him.
Christie said he was tired of hearing Fiorina and real estate mogul Donald Trump talk about their experience in business. The governor said the conversations should instead focus on improving jobs for middle class Americans.
As Christie spoke, Ohio Gov. John Kasich attempted to interrupt him.
“John, John,” Christie said. “I’m not done yet, John.”
At which point, Fiorina also started talking over the banter. Christie was quick to comment on it.
“Carly, listen. You can interrupt anybody else on this stage, you can’t interrupt me,” Christie told Fiorina, as he launched back into his response.
Watch the exchange: