Christie to Sam Stein: I Think You’re Making up Criticism About My Handling of the Storm

‘I don’t even know what critics you’re talking about’

BRZEZINSKI: “All right. Let’s take it to Sam Stein. Sam.”
STEIN: “Hey, governor. Just back to the storm quickly. There are some critics in your state and elsewhere who do wonder why you are back up in New Hampshire so early. I know there is some flooding damage in the southern part of your state, clearly a lot of residual damage from the storm. What do you say to those critics who say why did you go back up to New Hampshire so quickly?”
STEIN: “Sam, I don’t even know what critics you’re talking about. There is no residual damage, there is no residual flooding damage. All the flooding receded yesterday morning. And there was no other damage. People were driving around the streets yesterday morning of New Jersey. This is just what they wish would have happened. Unfortunately for them we know how to do this. We managed the storm extraordinarily well. New Jersey transit was back at noon yesterday after the storm. Our roads were all open as of 7:00 A.M. yesterday. And so, you know, I think that’s just folks who want to criticize me for anything that I do. I have not heard any of that criticism. I haven’t seen any of that criticism and I think you are just making it up.”

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