BRICK – Claps in a crowd of residents and homeowners ensued when Gov. Chris Christie shot down a reporter’s question this morning concerning potential government response to a Hurricane Sandy-ravaged home that collapsed earlier this month.
“My problem is every time an accident happens we have to come up with new laws,” said Christie, who chastised politicians for falling prey to media pressures to write meaningless – or complicating – legislation in the wake of anything that goes wrong.
According to a July 10 Associated Press report, four construction workers received injuries when a Little Egg Harbor home beaten up by Sandy went down "as crews were jacking up the two-story structure."
“Does it necessitate a new law? No one’s shown me the need for a new law,” he added. “Accidents happen.”
Applause poured forth from an audience of jean and T-shirt clad press conference attendees.
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"Gov. Chris Christie says he won’t campaign for the Republican gubernatorial candidate in New York because the cause is hopeless: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ahead by more than 30 points. But he will campaign in New Hampshire, over and over, where the Republican is also trailing by more than 30 points. What’s the reason? It may be that New Hampshire holds the nation’s first presidential primary. It may be that he doesn’t want to mess with Cuomo, who knows where the skeletons are buried at the Port Authority. But one thing is certain: Gov. Straight Talk is spinning again. And it seems to be habit-forming." - columnist Tom Moran- Star-Ledger
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