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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gives a news conference in Trenton January 9, 2014. Christie on Thursday fired a top aide at the center of a brewing scandal that public officials orchestrated a massive traffic snarl on the busy George Washington Bridge
Tough guy.
Faced with scandal and nosediving poll numbers, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is going back to one of his classic moves: acting like a tough guy for being able to stand up to union members under carefully controlled circumstances.

At a town hall Tuesday, Christie warned the crowd to expect union disruption, saying that the Communications Workers of America had brought protesters and "when you begin to ask questions they will stand up and start to scream and yell over you and over me." Oh noes, union members yelling over Chris Christie instead of standing meekly while he yells at them and then posts it on YouTube. But in this case, while some CWA protesters were removed from the town hall, so were protesters from another union ... the Rutgers Student Union.

Outside of the St. Mary Coptic School, where the meeting was held, Rutgers University student Frangelin Pozo said 23 students from the Rutgers Student Union attended the meeting.

"We are here solely trying to ask and hold Christie accountable for all of the millions of dollars that Hurricane Sandy victims have not received," said the 21-year-old from Hamilton."How come the money is going to luxury apartments in New Brunswick but not to the victims of Sandy?"

Needless to say, this was not a question the scandal-plagued Christie was interested in answering.

Originally posted to Daily Kos Labor on Tue Mar 18, 2014 at 11:22 AM PDT.

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