New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) gave a speech on Wednesday full of vulgarities directed at reporters over the George Washington Bridge scandal, New Jersey’s finances, and his travel history.
“We don’t give a s— about this or any of you,” Christie told a crowd of 350 people at the Hamilton banquet hall on Wednesday, according to Bloomberg Politics. The event was an annual event in New Jersey which features a roast of the sitting New Jersey governor. Elected officials, journalists, and lobbyists attend the event.
The New Jersey governor said one journalist should “open your eyes” and “clean the s— out of your ears.”
“This is a guy who says he doesn’t know what I’m doing every day,” Christie said of another journalist according to the Bloomberg report. “Then just get the f— away from me if you don’t know what I’m doing.”
Bloomberg obtained audio of Christie’s remarks. Christie spokesman Kevin Roberts said that Christie’s comments were just jokes and made under the premise that they would not be published.
An analysis of the New Jersey governor by New Jersey Watchdog found that Christie spent roughly $300,000 on food and alcohol over his five years as governor. In 2010 and 2011, the analysis found, Christie spent $82,594 on the Delaware North Sportservice, which handles concessions at MetLife Stadiums, which is where the New York Giants and Jets play.
At the beginning of May, former top allies of Christie were charged for their alleged roles in the “BridgeGate” scandal.
Listen to the audio of Christie’s roast speech below: