6 New Jersey Papers Call On Christie To Resign Over Trump Endorsement

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, introduces Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, at a rally at Millington Regional Airport in Millington, Tenn., Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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In a joint editorial published on Tuesday, six New Jersey newspapers called on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to resign, citing his decision to endorse Donald Trump after dropping out of the presidential race.

“We’re disgusted with his endorsement of Donald Trump after he spent months on the campaign trail trashing him, calling him unqualified by temperament and experience to be president,” the editorial from six Gannett-owned papers reads.

“And we’re fed up with his continuing travel out of state on New Jersey’s dime, stumping for Trump, after finally abandoning his own presidential campaign,” the papers continued in the editorial. “For the good of the state, it’s time for Christie to do his long-neglected constituents a favor and resign as governor. If he refuses, citizens should initiate a recall effort.”

The New Hampshire Union Leader was also dismayed by Christie’s endorsement of Trump. The paper initially endorsed Christie in the Republican presidential race, but publisher Joseph McQuaid wrote in a Monday editorial that the paper was wrong to back the New Jersey governor.

“Watching Christie kiss the Donald’s ring this weekend—and make excuses for the man Christie himself had said was unfit for the presidency—demonstrated how wrong we were,” McQuaid wrote. “Rather than standing up to the bully, Christie bent his knee. In doing so, he rejected the very principles of his campaign that attracted our support.”

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  1. The fat lady is singing for the fat man.

  2. I heard this news on NPR this morning (Philly market) and all I could think was that there is no more pieceofshit more deserving of being ousted by his own state.

    Too bad the good folks of NJ are still forced to pay his salary, his non-state business transportation and his personal security detail while Kristie Kreme “finds himself”.

  3. Avatar for tena tena says:

    Man, whatever political capital Christie once had, it’s alllllllllllllllllllllllllllll gone. He’s so done. Don’t even bother to stick a fork in him.

  4. Avatar for nbear nbear says:

    I’s hard to watch that smarmy son of a bitch standing behind Trump with a look of feigned sincerity, for what? A VP slot? That’ll be the day. This idiot has sold his soul, if he ever had one.

  5. Avatar for pshah pshah says:

    He’s been a very poor Governor, but I’m not for a recall unless he’s proven to be corrupt or somehow incapable.

    Ultimately, it’s for NJ voters to decide, but recalls are expensive and time-consuming. Sometimes when you make a bad decision, you have to take your lumps.

    That being said, I’m all for a resignation.

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