Former Dem Candidate Escorted From Town Hall After Screaming at Governor Christie (Video)

A former Democrat candidate for the New Jersey Assembly was escorted from a town hall today after screaming at Governor Chris Christie.
Governor Christie called William Brown an idiot as he was ejected from the room.

NJ.com reported, via FOX Nation:

The most-heated town hall clash of the year started today with a shouting match, drove Gov. Chris Christie to call a vocal opponent to the proposed Rutgers Camden-Rowan merger an “idiot,” and ended with a stern talking-to by police.

Just four questions in, Christie called on William Brown, a 34-year-old law school student and veteran from Mt. Laurel, who explained, calmly at first: “I know that all my friends in the military no matter what state they’re from respect that fact that I go to Rutgers. It’s also true that none of my friends in the military no matter what state they’re from have ever heard of Rowan.”

Brown, a Democrat who ran an unsuccessfully for Assembly last year, says he’s a Navy Seal who served in Iraq. As he testified before the Rutgers Board of Governors last month, he argued the Christie-sanctioned plan to rebrand the South Jersey campus under the Rowan name would rob students of opportunities afforded by Rutgers’ reputation. The Republican governor began to explain that current students would still graduate with degrees from Rutgers.

But Brown shouted from audience: “What about my son? What about my neighbors? What about my friends?”

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  • Taqiyyotomist

    “…what about my friends?”

    Hmm. Well, um, what did you promise them?

  • Simsalabim

    I like Christie’s policies, but let me remind you, Govenor, you work for us. Don’t act like a liberal and call people names especially your own constituents. By the way, you should be doing more listening than talking especially at a town hall meeting. It’s not about you all the time.

  • Dave-O

    ummmmm . . . I’d take everything this man says with a huge grain of salt. Including the claim that he was a Navy SEAL. He sure doesn’t seem to act like one.

  • dries

    Oh, I am a Navy SEAL too. Going deeper with every beer I have. Chicks dig firemen after 9/11. Now they love “seals”. heh.

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  • Nosmo

    I think they should call it Rowan & Martin…

  • http://www.jrsalzman.com J.R.

    He’s actually a SEAL. The boys over at This Aint Hell dug him up. It still doesnt excuse the fact he’s a Democrat.

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  • Sasja

    If they want to combine the schools, so be it, but why not keep the name Rutgers?

    Christie get a big donation from the Rowan alum?

  • Sasja

    I listened to this video and did not hear this young man scream at Christie. When did that happen? All I noticed was Christie getting all exercised and raising his voice. I don’t care if this young man is a dhim. From what is provided here, I think ole blowhard was out of line. “I’m the governor here….” Big deal.

    Now, if anyone has additional video showing where this man screamed, I will be more than happy to view it.

  • Gride

    Sasja, you accidentally typed gatewaypundit.com instead of dailykos.com again didn’t you?

  • bigL

    i don’t think they should scotch the Rutgers name.

  • Earthmover

    A democrat Navy Seal? That takes hard work, sacrifice, self sufficiency. I think
    someone is lying.

  • Sasja

    No Gride, I didn’t. Just because the young man is a dhim, and Christie is republican, does not mean that I should automatically dismiss this Brown fellow. I was merely stating I did not hear Mr. Brown screaming at Gov Christie. Sometimes I think Christie just doesn’t like being challenged or questioned about his decisions. I don’t care from whom.

  • Sasja

    And, BTW, having an R after your name does not automatically give one a pass. I like our GOP representatives we have sent to Washington, but wouldn’t give a plug nickel for some from other states.

  • lakewriter

    I am REALLY shocked and disappointed with Christie’s behavior.

  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    the rutgers reputation, you mean the one that its been a pro-commie school for seventy years, is that the one your talking about.

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  • James

    This democrat is making no sense. Even if they merge Rutgers Camden, which looks like its in the middle of a disaster area, there is also Rutgers New Brunswick, the main college and Rutgers Newark, the college that I went too. He was just looking to make a confrontation with Governor Christie, and it didn’t matter that his argument made no sense. He was an idiot.

  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    i don’t like christie but at least he has town hall meetings in person. my congressman, bill pascral, has them over the phone. he started doing this because he was afraid of the violent tea party and yet he is an OWS supporter.