These Six Newspapers Demand NJ Gov. Must Resign

Six Gannett-owned newspapers published a joint editorial demanding that New Jersey Governor, and former Republican presidential candidate, Chris Christie, resign. And if he refuses, residents should initiate a recall to kick him out of office.

They write:

What an embarrassment. What an utter disgrace.

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.

We’re disgusted with his endorsement of Donald Trump after he spent months on the campaign trail trashing him, calling him unqualified by temperament and experience to be president.”

They add, “For the good of the state, it’s time for Christie to do his long-neglected constituents a favor and resign as governor. If he refuses, citizens should initiate a recall effort.

Their editorial, which ran in the Asbury Park Press, the Courier Post of Cherry Hill and the Daily Record of Morristown, followed a recent news conference at the Statehouse on Monday where Christie limited questions to only one topic. 

Any questions that were “off topic,” he authoritatively refused to answer, stating, “request denied.” Watch:

“Request denied,” sounds quite similar to another autocrat:

The Asbury Park Press issued a survey of its readers to grade Christie’s efforts on nine issues and his overall job performance. Roughly 1,382 responded to the survey in addition to 2,000 comments. Christie received a failing grade, quite literally, (F) on the majority of each issue.

He fared best on Hurricane Sandy recovery, (55.3% approval, F), and worst on transparency (77.25% disapproval, F). He received F’s on the issues of taxes, the state budget (73.1%, F), spending, and leadership (71.1% F).

March 2, 2016