When Governor Chris Christie endorsed Donald Trump for president, just days before Super Tuesday, many were quick to criticize Christie. Tony Fratto with Hamilton Place strategies called the move “disgusting,” even going so far as to say that his, “days of leadership in the Republican Party are done.” Stuart Roy of Strategic Action Public Affairs said the Christie endorsement was, “probably not his brightest political move. It’s right up there with the bridge (referring to the scandal surrounding the closure of the George Washington bridge).”
Having survived a political brush with death by the GOP party, Christie may have considered the move a good one, especially if Trump becomes the eventual Republican Party nominee. But now Christie is also taking blows from the left. Six New Jersey newspapers are now calling for his resignation.
According to a joint editorial, residents of New Jersey are livid with Christie’s failed presidential run, leaving New Jersey to fend for itself while Christie jaunted off in the race. The editorial reads, “We’re fed up with Gov. Chris Christie’s arrogance. … We’re fed up with his long neglect of the state to pursue his own selfish agenda.”
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And it appears the papers are even more upset about Christie’s endorsement of Trump. “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 reads.
Taking the matter one step further, the papers’ editorial is now calling on Chris Christie to resign, writing, “do his long-neglected constituents a favor and resign as governor.”