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Passenger: Story about Christie kicked off Amtrak quiet car all wrong

Posted by on Oct. 26, 2015 at 11:16 AM
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Following reports on Gawker that Gov. Chris Christie was kicked off the quiet car on an Amtrak train Sunday morning for speaking too loudly during a phone call, at least one passenger who was on the train says the NJ governor was actually “super courteous” during the alleged incident.

According to the website, Christie was en route to New York for an appearance on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” when he began yelling at two members of his security detail over a mix-up in seating. The report indicates that the governor then began making phone calls and spoke loudly until a conductor asked him to quiet down or leave the car.

Blogger Katie Klabusich, who was on the car as well, disputes the Gawker story.

Obvi he was running late coming from a thing & got on the 1st open car, not realizing it was the quiet car b/c diff location on express.

— Katie Klabusich (@Katie_Speak) October 25, 2015

In her tweets regarding the incident, Klabusich said that while the governor did seem annoyed as a result of the failed logistics regarding seating, he was “hardly” yelling.

“When the conductor came by to check tickets he just said ‘sir, this is the quiet car. CC had the same reaction as anyone: ‘You’re kidding. It’s the quiet car? Alright’ & to the phone ‘I gotta go, I’m in the quiet car. Call you back,'” Klabusich tweeted.

About the @Gawker fail: @ChrisChristie was super courteous & possibly the least intrusive in-public phone person ever.

— Katie Klabusich (@Katie_Speak) October 25, 2015

Christie campaign spokesman Sam Smith later issued an apology tweeted by CNN’s Ashley Killough.

Statement from Christie spokeswoman Sam Smith on the Amtrak story: pic.twitter.com/LcjrLnzL1t

— Ashley Killough (@KilloughCNN) October 25, 2015

Dan Alexander contributed to this report.

Toniann Antonelli is the digital managing editor at NJ 101.5. Reach her at toniann.antonelli@townsquaremedia.com, or on Twitter @ToniRadio1015.




http://nj1015.com/passenger-disputes-account-that-christie-was-kicked-off-amtrak-car-for-being-loud/
by on Oct. 26, 2015 at 11:16 AM
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Mrs.KAZ
by Gold Member on Oct. 26, 2015 at 11:32 AM
Not surprising, all candidates will be targeted. I'm glad someone spoke up, and reported the truth.
MelanieJK
by Gold Member on Oct. 26, 2015 at 2:06 PM

Many of the major news outlets passed the headline along without any checking.    They don't check a Gawker headline?!      Pathetic.    

LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Oct. 26, 2015 at 11:22 PM
Quiet car? Love the idea, had never heard of it.
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