Our governor has been doing yeoman’s work for days now as the storm approached and then devastated parts of New Jersey Monday night.He’s been out front doing his job, which is being a leader at a critical time.
Naturally, some folks still want to talk politics. He’s having none of it.
“I have no idea nor am I the least bit concerned or interested. I’ve got a job to do here in New Jersey that’s much bigger than presidential politics and I could care less about any of that stuff. I have a job to do,” said Christie on “Fox and Friends.”
“I’ve got 2.4 million people out of power. I’ve got devastation on the shore. I’ve got floods in the northern part of my state. If you think right now I give a damn about presidential politics than you don’t know me.”
The devastation on the Jersey shore is unimaginable.
The governor says the devastation at the New Jersey shore is “unthinkable.”
Christie says the first priority for officials is to try to rescue those still stranded by floodwaters on barrier islands and elsewhere.
He says the full extent of damage will not be known for another day or two.
He says parts of amusement piers at Seaside Heights have washed into the Atlantic Ocean, railroad bridges are badly damaged, train tracks on the North Jersey Coast line have been swept away, rail cars were carried by floodwaters onto the New Jersey Turnpike and homes were swept off their foundations in Ocean County.
Christie is asking private employers statewide to let workers stay home today as road crews can begin to clear.