Gov. Christie apologizes for ‘mop’ comments

Gov. Chris Christie has apologized for comments he made about North Wildwood Mayor Patrick Rosenello regarding the flooding caused by the weekend blizzard.

Gov. Christie apologizes for 'mop' comments

Gov. Christie apologizes for 'mop' comments (1/26/16)

EDISON - Gov. Chris Christie has apologized for comments he made about North Wildwood Mayor Patrick Rosenello regarding the flooding caused by the weekend blizzard.

His apology came in a press conference Tuesday afternoon. Christie referred to Rosenello as "one crazy mayor" and said “do you want me to go down there with a mop?” after responding to a question by a student with friends in the state.

The governor made those comments while campaigning in New Hampshire and now says he regrets it.

"I take heat for what I say all the time,” says Gov. Christie. “Sometimes deserved, sometimes not. I called the mayor this morning and I apologized to him. He's a longtime friend. And I just got carried away at a town hall meeting…he accepted my apology," said the governor.

The apology comes less than one week before the first contest of the presidential race, the Iowa caucus.

 

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