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Gov. Chris Christie

'NO REGRETS'

Over NJ Yelling Match

7/20/2012 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he has "no regrets" about the way he angrily went after a heckler on the Jersey Shore earlier this month ... claiming the heckler simply pushed him too far in front of his kids. 

Christie finally addressed the infamous TMZ video during a news conference in NJ yesterday ... explaining why he verbally blasted a heckler on July 6, while clutching a freshly scooped ice cream cone.

“Listen, I get heckled all the time," Christie said ... adding, "When you’re governor, that happens. And I don’t react almost at all to those hecklings."

"But I will not as a father stand for people using profanity in front of my 9-year-old daughter and her 8-year-old friend, and my 11-year-old son and his 11-year-old friend, and to use that profanity directed at their father, when I was out on the boardwalk, obviously having ice cream, and having fun with my kids.”



0_2yjedc81_0_7ipzit1lThe beginning of the confrontation was not captured on tape ... so it's unclear what words the heckler used to set Christie off. We do know the heckler was pissed about Christie's policies regarding schools ... and Christie responded by yelling, "You're a real big shot shootin' your mouth off."

Still, CC continued, "If people use that kind of language and think they can get away with it with me, they're wrong."

"I don't think any father or mother out there would just allow some person to come up and use that kind of language with them, directed toward them, in front of their children and not have some kind of reaction to it.”

82 COMMENTS

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46.

oh holland    

Christie for Prez

823 days ago
47.

voiceofreason    

He already has thick fat, he needs to get some thick skin!

823 days ago
48.

woodin    

he's a fat bully..........

822 days ago
49.

supermom    

Most parents would have ignored the heckler and discussed w/ their kids it's better to ignore a heckler and not give them attn/15 mins of fame. Also explained that people don't have to agree about stuff but they should be respectful/tolerant. Probably most parents would have explained that the bad language used by the heckler makes the heckler look dumb. But no-Chris Christie engaged the heckler and made himself look like a bully-great example for your kids/friends! WTG! Idiot! Chris can pass the toughest anti-bullying laws in the nation but can't live up to his own standards...fail!

822 days ago
50.

laffnbear    

N.J. has gotten the government they deserve. Remember, they elected him.

821 days ago
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