Chris Christie Defends Confrontation with Cubs Fan: ‘If You Give It, You’re Gonna Get It Back’

Monday, Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) defended his actions over the weekend at a Chicago Cubs-Milwaukee Brewers game where he confronted a Cubs fan after being heckled.

Christie told CNN’s Jake Tapper that he has always given it right back to hecklers because public servants are not “public punching bags.”

“When somebody swears at you publicly and says some really awful things with a lot of children sitting around and my own son with me — I took it the first time he said it and yelled it from about 15 yards and said some really lousy, awful stuff and then I came back after having ignored him the first time. And he went in for seconds,” recalled Christie.

“I’ve always said this, whether it was my town hall meetings or any place else, if you give it, you’re gonna get it back,” he said. “I think that was a very mellow reaction from a New Jersey governor to just say, ‘You’re a real big shot.’”

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