Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Red Bank) told the Asbury Park Press Editorial Board today that Governor Chris Christie needs to choose between campaigning actively for Donald Trump or leading the State of New Jersey.
“If he is going to go on the campaign trail with Donald Trump, he cannot continue to serve as our governor,” she said in an editorial board meeting Wednesday with the Asbury Park Press. “The governorship of the state of New Jersey is more than a full-time job.”
Beck noted the success Christie had during his first term while he was engaged and leading the the way in Trenton. “I think he can lead if he is here,” she said.
Assemblywomen Amy Handlin echoed Beck’s sentitment, according to APP.
“He needs to choose. He’s got to choose,’’ Handlin said to the Press. “It was reasonable that he was given a great deal of leeway when he ran for president, because you could argue that New Jersey could benefit if he was elected. But what he’s doing now is completely different.’’
Beck and Handlin join Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-Somerset) as Republican legislators who have called for Christie to quit if he is going to continue to be out of state campaigning for Trump.
Both Monmouth County legislators said they do not support Trump for president.