Christie criticized for flood comments while on campaign trail

Gov. Chris Christie is taking some heat for comments he made while on the campaign trail Monday.

Chris Christie at a campaign event in Hooksett, New Hampshire.

Chris Christie at a campaign event in Hooksett, New Hampshire. (1/25/16)

HOOKSETT, N.H. - Gov. Chris Christie is taking some heat for comments he made while on the campaign trail Monday.

While campaigning in Hooksett, New Hampshire, a woman in the crowd asked him about the flooding she saw in New Jersey following this weekend’s blizzard and wondered why he was back on the campaign trail.

Christie told her that only Cape May County saw any flooding during the storm and that the state was handling it.

“I don’t know what you expected me to do,” he said to her. “Do you want me to go down there with a mop?”

Other counties in New Jersey did experience flooding besides Cape May County, including Beach Haven in Ocean County and Manasquan in Monmouth County.

Prior to the storm, Christie was criticized for saying he wasn’t planning on canceling campaign plans during the storm. He returned to New Jersey when it was clear the blizzard would be stronger than anticipated.

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