New Jersey Democratic State Committee Chairman John Currie reacted to Governor Chris Christie’s dismal showing in the Iowa Caucuses last night, saying that it is indeed time for the state’s absentee governor to grab a mop and attend to all of the messes he created here.

 

After Dismal Iowa Caucus Showing, Governor’s Presidential Campaign Is Finished

 

(Trenton) — New Jersey Democratic State Committee Chairman John Currie reacted to Governor Chris Christie’s dismal showing in the Iowa Caucuses last night, saying that it is indeed time for the state’s absentee governor to grab a mop and attend to all of the messes he created in New Jersey.

 

Governor Christie failed to clear even the very low bar he set for himself, which was to be the top performing Republican governor. According to one media analysis, he spent 42 days campaigning in Iowa, as well as millions of campaign dollars, to effectively come in last place, receiving less than two percent of the Republican votes and zero delegates. In total, Christie spent a majority of the last year out of state, neglecting his constituents’ needs.

 

“Chris Christie was the clear loser last night,” said John Currie, the chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee. “It is time for him to heed the Iowa Caucus results, to stop avoiding the problems he created, to quit vacationing on the taxpayer dime, and to return to New Jersey. Enough is enough.”

 

“Chris Christie claims he was joking about going to storm-battered South Jersey with a mop, but I’m not. There is no rationale for his presidential candidacy, and no excuse for him to continue ignoring the lingering damage from Jonas and from Superstorm Sandy. He needs to step up to address our falling credit ratings, weak economic growth, and crumbling infrastructure, as well as all the other challenges facing our state’s hardworking middle class families,” Currie added.

 

CURRIE CALLS OUT CHRISTIE’S PETTY ATTACK AGAINST PRESIDENT OBAMA IN STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS

January 13, 2016 at 3:53pm

 

New Jersey Democratic State Committee Chairman John Currie added his voice to those criticizing Governor Christie for using the State of the State speech to attack the President of the United States’ State of the Union address, before it had even been delivered.

 

(Trenton) — New Jersey Democratic State Committee Chairman John Currie added his voice to those criticizing Governor Christie for using the State of the State speech to attack the President of the United States’ State of the Union address, before it had even been delivered.

 

“Yesterday, I was struck by how the governor avoided his record and simply made stuff up. But after hearing the President’s visionary speech last night, it was clear just how inappropriate Chris Christie’s comments from earlier in the day had been. When he abuses his position and responsibilities for political purposes, he disrespects New Jersey families. We deserve a government that is responsive to our needs. Instead, we heard the delusional and divisive rants of a bully,” said Chairman Currie. “In our next president, Americans deserve more of the same — a leader who is compassionate, optimistic, and prudent, not petty, negative, and reckless.”

 

Prior to the State of the Union, the White House effectively smacked down Christie’s critiques, exposing them as politically-motivated, and lacking in specific alternatives. And, in a powerful moment during the President’s annual address, he called out Republican presidential aspirants for their irresponsible behavior, noting, “When politicians insult Muslims, whether abroad or our fellow citizens, when a mosque is vandalized, or a kid is called names, that doesn’t make us safer. That’s not telling it like it is. It’s just wrong. It diminishes us in the eyes of the world. It makes it harder to achieve our goals. And it betrays who we are as a country.”