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Christie Lashes Out at Public-Radio Reporter for Blaming Sandy on Climate Change


A public-radio reporter was the latest victim of one of the harsh responses that have helped make Chris Christie famous. When the reporter asked whether the state was prepared for the impact of climate change before Hurricane Sandy hit its shores, the New Jersey governor wasn’t pleased.

“Well, first of all, I don’t agree with the premise of your question because I don’t think there’s been any proof thus far that Sandy was caused by climate change,” Christie said at a ceremony celebrating the final nail’s being hammered into a repaired boardwalk. “But, I would absolutely expect that that’s exactly what WNYC would say, because, you know, liberal public radio always has an agenda.”

Since he disagreed with the premise of the question, he refused to answer it. Attendants can be heard applauding Christie during his response.