Notorious for being garrulous, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had to leave Amtrak’s quiet car after breaking its one and only rule.
After passengers complained to a conductor about the New Jersey governor, who was reportedly “screaming” on his phone, he was “asked to leave” the noise-free zone on the train back to New Jersey from Washington, D.C.
"The details of the conversation were unclear but it was definitely some sort of work phone call. This went on for 5-10 minutes until the conductor, prompted by passenger complaints, asked him to stop using his cell phone or leave the car. He again started yelling at his security detail and huffed off to another train car. He kept repeating 'frickin' ridiculous' and 'Seriously?! Seriously?!'" Gawker reported a passenger saying.
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However, a woman who said she sat across from Christie called the reports exaggerated and said it wasn’t really a big deal.
A Christie spokesperson said also said the governor was not kicked off the car, and instead left on his own.
“After breaking the cardinal rule of the quiet car, the governor promptly left once he realized the serious nature of his mistake,” Christie spokesperson Samantha Smith told the Huffington Post, adding he “enjoyed the rest of his time on the train from the cafe car.”
And with that, let's hope Amtrak-gate doesn't spring up.