In the face of Gov. Chris Christie chest-thumping about how he will “beat” former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s “rear end,” Assemblywoman Valerie Vanieri Huttle (D-37) struck back at the 24-7 New Hampshire-frenetic Republican prez candidate.
According to CNN’s report from the trail, Christie said of Clinton, “You know the last person she wants to see on that stage in September? You’re looking at him. Man, she sees a federal prosecutor on the stage, I’ll beat her rear end on that stage.”
Veteran Bergen Assemblywoman Vainieri said in response, “When times get tough typical Gov.Christie resorts to name calling, bullying, and one of his all time favorites – misogyny. After finishing next to last in Iowa the only rear end he should worry about is his own!”
It was at least the second time in as many days when a Christie adversary chalked up the candidate’s rhetoric to fingernails-dragging campaign strain.
Christie yesterday called Rubio the “boy in the bubble,” and in subsequent interviews oratorically poleaxed the Florida senator whose third place finish in Iowa gave him an energy burst on his way into Tuesday’s New Hampshire Primary. Rubio subsequently dismissed Christie’s comments as the New Jersey governor’s inability to cope with stress.
Stung by Clinton’s wafer-thin win in Iowa, state Democrats turned their ire on Christie.
“This is childish and inappropriate, even for Governor Christie. His poor performance in Iowa and the chaos of the Republican field, do not give him license to ignore basic rules of decorum or to throw all civility out the window,” said John Currie, the Chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee.
The chairman said Christie’s latest remarks echo a comment he made about another strong, progressive female official, who would not let him have his way. Speaking of Loretta Weinberg, the Majority Leader of the New Jersey State Senate, the Governor encouraged the media to ” take a bat to her.”
“I am sure Chris Christie will argue that this is just who he is, but I hardly think that his violent tendencies are a selling point. This kind of demeaning language is unacceptable, and it begs the question: Would he speak of Senator Sanders or Martin O’Malley in these immature, and sexist terms?” asked Vice Chair of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee Lizette Delgado-Polanco.