Six Gannett-owned newspapers from across New Jersey have simultaneously called on Governor Chris Christie to resign from office because, as they say, they're "fed up" with Christie's attitude.
The six newspapers including the Asbury Park Press, the Cherry Hill Courier-Post and the Morristown Daily Record — all Gannett-owned papers that are part of the USA TODAY NETWORK — were apparently spurred to editorial outrage by a Monday press conference in which Christie refused to answer questions about anything other than his nomination of a state Supreme Court judge. Asked why, Christie replied, "Because I don't want to."
"We’re fed up with Gov. Chris Christie’s arrogance," the papers wrote. "We’re fed up with his opportunism. We’re fed up with his hypocrisy."
Meanwhile, Christie's approval rating has reached a new record low of just 27 percent.
Twenty-seven percent of registered voters polled after Christie’s Feb. 26 endorsement of Trump said they approved of his job performance, compared with 33 percent before, according to a poll released Wednesday by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind.
“Joining forces with Donald Trump was hardly a vehicle for getting voters to reconsider their sour mood toward the Governor,” said Krista Jenkins, a political science professor at the university and director of PublicMind.
It's better late than never, but I can only muster so much sympathy given that New Jersey voters reelected Christie. Furthermore, many of the voices in the media now calling for his head also endorsed his reelection campaign.
Establishment Republicans are also furious with Christie for endorsing Donald Trump rather than their darling Marco Rubio.
I have no hard evidence to back it up but I believe Christie endorsed Trump because he hates Rubio, not because he truly believes in Trump.