Chris Christie, an antagonistic noisemaker who happens to be in charge of governing the state of New Jersey, was in Rhode Island on Tuesday, campaigning for the Republican candidate for governor there. Reporters asked him what he thought about potentially getting sued by Kaci Hickox, a nurse Christie forced into mandatory quarantine this week under his Ebola policy.
"Whatever, get in line," he said. "I've been sued lots of times before. Get in line." The reporters then went on to ask the governor what he thought of the conditions that Hickox was reportedly kept under—which included being forced to wear paper scrubs in an unheated tent—at which Christie looked characteristically indignant, responding, "She had access to the internet and we brought her takeout food."
"She had a tent inside. There's been all kinds of malarkey about this. She was inside the hospital in a climate-controlled area with access to her cell phone, access to the internet, and takeout food from the best restaurants in Newark."
"The national policy will be the one that New Jersey led on," Christie said to reporters about the 21-day mandatory quarantine. In a statement today, President Obama said it was "important for people to keep in mind that only two people have contracted Ebola" in the United States.
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