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. 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…

  • 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 instead of 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • David Kramer

    The video being posted conveniently edited out the dims screaming. This vid must come from some leftist media outlet. Anyway, Christie is just another progressive Republican. Big deal, he stood up to the unions. So what? Walker stood up to em and then kicked em in the teeth.

    Ol Christie here is anti 2nd amendment. Ol Christie here is a dhimmi. There are many other reasons that Christie should never be held up as a conservative, the main one he isn’t one.

  • 8 My Foot

    You need to take this video down and run the unedited version. This one makes Chris look like a bully. That jerk protester was screaming at Chris. The video doesn’t show that.

  • wanumba

    A former Navy SEAL was yelling at Christie about a rebranding of a university name?

    That’s IT? I cannot image a SEAL even CARING … even less than most people who don’t care, certainly not enough to show up and even debate the point, much less get hot about it. A person works in tough conditions and this stuff is reduced to so trival, there’s no interest. This is something a few hardcore school FANS would latch on to.

    THis guy has a fixation problem, a sign of something very wrong. Did he have it and the SEALS dropped him or did he manifest afterwards? Or is the SEALS thing exaggerated?

    Hope they follow up a bit on him … the issue was nothing, so he was much too angry for what it merited … something else not right.

  • dries

    “What about my son?” – what an idiot. Anyone attending school now, will graduate from Rutgers. Not Rowan. Nobody will be forced to go to Rowan in 4 years & if they don’t like its name, ranking, campus etc. they will be free to attend any other college.

  • Patty

    d…IT AND IDIOT. Coming from a “Republican” Christie needs to cool it. I do believe that there could be more that transpired, possibly but I really don’t believe from what I saw called for Christie to act like a moron.

    Lately, Christie is becoming one of my least favorite “Republican”, he really is acting a bit disingenuous, lately. Not a pretty look.

    BTW, Taxes on homes are outrageous in N.J. just FYI

  • Patty

    Another thing. Sarah was Governor and she has had the book throw at her. She has conducted herself like a lady.

    Christie need to act like a GOVERNOR. He is no God. And in the divisive world we are living in people especially those in the public eye better start conducting themselves appropriately.

    Or you will turn into them. At first Christie was exciting but now, he is putting on a Show.

  • Rick554

    Democrat….SEAL……yeah, ok, whatever

  • wanumba

    It’s either idiotic or mentally unstable to make such a scene about a school name change. They are trying to discuss budgets, costs, keeping the state solvent and one guy is derailing everything, wasting everyone’s time, reducign the time left for serious discussions, with obsessive trivia of trivia.

    One hopes “idiotic’ is the reason, not that totally inappropriate and disturbing ‘I’ll get you look’ the guy had on his face when he was booted.

  • wanumba

    Speaking of confusing the brand … I think Patty needs a gravatar.

  • Patty





    It is the real Patty, here. 😆 I suppose I had to be there!!

  • Patty

    And truthfully, I should not have responded to this silly matter. I suppose that Christie endorsement of Romney was the reasons for my comments. 😆 you, decide.

  • wanumba

    Heh. Hi Patty.

    Anyway, I’m a little concerned that this isn’t a little silly matter, but something disturbing being personalized against the governor. It was way out of normal reasoning and logic.
    I think Christie’s comment of “idiot” was more an exclamation of uneasy relief after the guy was escorted out.

    Coincidentally, we just had an obsessive type show up two days ago, fixated on a phony problem in his head. He was tossed out by security, went out and got violent. Pretty sure he’ll be back at some point, because of what he believes in his head, and how furious he was that he didn’t get his way. No concept as to how strange his claims were to everyone around.

    The look and the mannerisms are very fresh in our minds, so I don’t like at all what I see in how that guy behaved with Christie.

  • Dien Cai Dau

    What chrissie needs to remember is who HE works for. I am a conservative but I find his arrogance very disturbing…..He works for US not the other way around. Even if the guy was obnoxious he should have handled it A LOT differently.

  • Patty

    #33 March 10, 2012 at 9:32 am
    wanumba commented:

    The is a real issue with some Seals. God love em’ BUT some like Jesse Ventura and sorry to say some come out of there and they go nuts.

    This guy is no exception. Now, that said the Seals are the greatest but this young person, hate to say a young man, could have gotten his point out there better and Gov. Christie could have reached a more mature end to this. It is all in the wording.

    That’s all, I am talking about but this story isn’t a biggie.

  • Not taking sides, but there may be something worth reviewing here from a Vietnam vet who has been trying for years to get some help for disabled vets and is getting corruption and stonewalling…even from Christie’s administration. He has a little bit about Brown.

    Take it all with a grain of salt because some of these links may be to “opposing” views.

    Watch the video:

    New York Daily News on this:

    New Jersey News Room:

  • wanumba

    #34 March 10, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Dien Cai Dau commented:

    What chrissie needs to remember is who HE works for. I am a conservative but I find his arrogance very disturbing…..He works for US not the other way around. Even if the guy was obnoxious he should have handled it A LOT differently.


    “beaucoup dien cai dau ”

    Really, you are a ‘conservative”?

    So, what EXACTLY is your murky point with a nic that is Vietnam slang that means “completely crazy?”

  • Babsy

    #7: Really? I can’t believe A SEAL would be so…..emotional.

  • Dien Cai Dau

    NEVER voted dem in my life never will….that doesnt mean I cant tell when I see an arrogant snob and chrissie IS one.
    And My nic was given to me by my uncle who served in VN and sponsored my motorcyle racing days so FO