Just moments into the final GOP debate of 2015, NJ Governor Chris Christie already enraged the masses by doling out allegedly sexist rhetoric while attempting to speak on national security. Yikes!
NJ Governor Chris Christie was attempting to tell CNN moderators Dana Bash and Hugh Hewitt that the United States was in dire straights after the bomb scare which caused the entire Los Angeles Unified School District to close for a day on December 15. Christie wanted to know what was going to happen the next day: how would the men going to work and the mothers taking their children feel? Um, exCUSE us? Many took to Twitter to share their rage. Click through to see their tweets!
“Think about the mothers who will take those children tomorrow morning to the bus stop, wondering if their children will arrive back on that bus safe and sound. Think about the fathers of Los Angeles who tomorrow will head off to work and wonder about the safety of their wives and their children,” Christie said in his remarks on the LA bomb scare.
To many, it was an incredibly sexist remark, indicating that men hold jobs, and that all women are just wives and mothers stay at home with the children. Hello, Governor? If you want to be president you may need to look outside and realize it’s not 1955 anymore! And yes, that point was not ignored by debate-watchers on Twitter.
Chris Christie's opening statement has mothers taking kids to school and dads going to work. As if we are living in 1950. #GOPDebate
— Lisa Bloom (@LisaBloom) December 16, 2015
In Chris Christie world, mothers take kids to the bus stop, while fathers head off to work worrying about their wives & children. #GOPDebate
— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) December 16, 2015
Oh good I'm not the only guy that saw the sexist Chris Christie remark lol why do I bother watching this
— ethan (@EHekker) December 16, 2015
Wow. Governor Christie is from the East Coast, so he might not understand that women make up 40 percent of California’s workforce. It’s more than likely that some of those heading off to the work this coming day will be moms. His point that everyone is going to be worried about their children following the bomb threat is valid — but it shouldn’t be gendered.
HollywoodLifers, are you shocked by Governor Christie’s remarks? Tell us in the comments!