On Wednesday, Governor Chris Christie (R-N.J.) justified his actions after a heated argument with a Chicago Cubs fan at a Cubs-Brewers baseball game in Milwaukee last Sunday.
Christie spoke at an event in Trenton, New Jersey where he addressed the incident. According to CBS News, Christie announced that the situation could have gone much worse. He further defended his decision to scold the heckler.
“I didn’t dump the nachos on him or anything, which was an option,” Christie commented. “No, I’m not swearing off baseball games in any way.”
Although he is accustomed to being heckled as a public servant, Christie argued that he will not tolerate more than one comment.
“I will take a certain amount of abuse,” Christie explained. “You’re a public official, you have to. But usually it’s one. You get one shot to call me a name or curse me out.”
The incident occurred on Sunday as Christie was returning to his seat at the baseball game carrying a bowl of nachos. The heckler, Brad Joseph, shouted at Christie from 30 feet away that he “sucked.”
“When he initially was going up the stairs I yelled his name. He was already quite a bit past me, and 30 feet away I yelled his name and told him that he sucked,” Joseph said. “I called him a hypocrite because I thought it needed to be said.”
The end of the exchange was caught on video and posted on Twitter. Joseph told reporters that Christie confronted Joseph immediately after he yelled at him. Joseph stated that Christie got into his face, told him to get another beer, and called him a “big shot.”
First reported by The Blaze.