Hey, Chris Christie: shhh! The New Jersey governor was kicked off of an Amtrak car after reportedly screaming on his cell phone– oh, and this all went down inside of a designated ‘quiet car.’ See photos from the volume mishap!
Chris Christie, 53, caused quite a scene on a recent train ride. The presidential hopeful boarded an Amtrak train at the last minute on Oct. 25, before getting into a heated phone conversation causing him to lose it, according to an eyewitness. The train car, which was heading from Washington D.C. to New York City, was meant to be “quiet,” and thus, Governor Christie was kicked out of the car by a conductor. Whoopsie there, Mr. Governor!
“[Christie] got on last minute yelling at his two secret service agents I think because of a seat mixup, sat down and immediately started making phone calls on the quiet car,” a passenger, Alexander Mann who had been riding the train, told Gawker. “After about 10 minutes the conductor asked him to stop or go to another car. He got up and walked out again yelling at his secret service. He was drinking a McDonald’s strawberry smoothie.” You can see photos of the incident HERE.
Following the disruption, Christie’s camp released a statement (naturally). “On a very full train this morning, the Governor accidentally took a seat in Amtrak’s notorious quiet car,” said Christie’s spokeswoman, Samantha Smith, speaking to The Huffington Post. “After breaking the cardinal rule of the quiet car, the Governor promptly left once he realized the serious nature of his mistake and enjoyed the rest of his time on the train from the cafe car. Sincere apologies to all the patrons of the quiet car that were offended.”
Do you think removing the governor from the train was the right thing to do?