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6 NJ Newspapers Call on Gov. Chris Christie to Resign

"We’re fed up with his long neglect of the state to pursue his own selfish agenda"

A half-dozen newspapers in New Jersey called on Tuesday for Gov. Chris Christie to resign from office, the same day the governor joined Donald Trump at a rally in Florida.

The Asbury Park Press, Bridgewater Courier-News, Cherry Hill Courier-Post, East Brunswick Home News Tribune, Vineland Daily Journal and Morristown Daily Record, all owned by newspaper chain Gannett, published a joint editorial asking Christie to step down from the Garden State's highest office.

"What an embarrassment. What an utter disgrace," the editorial boards said in unison. "We're fed up with Gov. Chris Christie's arrogance. We’re fed up with his opportunism. We’re fed up with his hypocrisy. We’re fed up with his sarcasm. We’re fed up with his long neglect of the state to pursue his own selfish agenda."

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The papers added that they were "disgusted" that the governor endorsed Trump and for traveling out of state using taxpayer money to campaign on the billionaire's behalf.

They also took umbrage for the governor refusing to take off-topic questions after announcing a nomination for the state's Supreme Court. 

The joint editorial came a day after an editorial from the New Hampshire Union Leader, the influential newspaper that endorsed him ahead of the state's GOP primary in February, said it was wrong to give the New Jersey governor its support. The newspaper also took issue with Christie's endorsement of Trump.

"Boy, were we wrong," the paper's publisher said.

The editorials were published hours before Christie, who dropped out of the race on Feb. 10, took the stage with Trump at a rally in Florida. The Governor stood behind the former "Apprentice" host and and found himself the subject of social media ridicule for his seemingly vacant gaze

Christie hasn't yet responded to the editorials.
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