“You don’t send your children to public schools. You send them to private schools, so I was wondering why you think it’s fair to be cutting funding to public schools?” a woman named Gail asked the governor on Steve Adubato's "On The Line" show.
Christie apparently didn't feel voters should be concerned about his personal schooling choices.
"I don’t ask you where you send your kids to school. Don’t bother me where I send mine,” the governor added, as reported by CBS.
After the initial blunt response, Christie did continue to explain that although he doesn't use his local public schools, he still pays school taxes and wanted his kids to have a religious education. He also noted that as governor he is responsible for the entire state.
Questions about where public officials send their kids for school are not new. Obama Administration Education Secretary Arne Duncan was asked about what school his daughter would attend and told the Washington Post she would go to public school in Arlington, Va.
Based on CBS New York's report, people interviewed in Teaneck were not amused by governor's blunt style.
"Kramer took the video clip of the exchange to Teaneck where voters watched, listened and were appalled at the language coming out of the governor’s mouth," CBSNewYork.com reported.
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