Saturday at the ABC News New Hampshire Republican Debate, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) got into a back-and-forth centering around Rubio’s lack of executive experience.
While trading jabs, the crowd loudly booed when Rubio hit Christie for not returning to New Jersey quickly enough after a recent snowstorm.
Christie said, “See, Marco, the thing is this—when you’re president of the United States, when you’re governor of the state, the memorized speech when you talk about how great America is doesn’t solve one problem for the person. They expect you to plow the snow and get the schools open. And when your worst disaster hits you, they expect you to rebuild the state. None of that happens on the floor of the Senate. It’s a fine job but it does not prepare you for the president of the United States.”
Rubio was booed after saying, “Chris, your state got hit by a massive snowstorm two weeks ago. You didn’t want to go back. They had to shame you to go back. And then you stayed there for 36 hours and then you left to go back to your campaign.”