Chris Christie Gets Kicked Off Amtrak Quiet Car for Screaming on His Phone

Christie's camp issued an apology later on Sunday
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was kicked off an Amtrak quiet car for screaming on his cell phone on Sunday, Oct. 25 Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

Oops. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was kicked off an Amtrak car for screaming on his cell phone on Sunday, Oct. 25.

According to Gawker, Christie, 53, was asked to leave the quiet car on his train ride from Washington, D.C., to NYC for screaming on his cell phone. He was returning after taping Face the Nation in D.C.

A passenger on the same car as the governor told Gawker that Christie took a seat in the quiet car, yelling at his security for an apparent seating mix-up, and began making phone calls. After 10 minutes, the conductor asked him to leave the car, and as he was leaving, Christie started yelling again at the two men with him.

Later on Sunday, the governor’s spokeswoman, Samantha Smith, released a statement to the Huffington Post about the incident.

“On a very full train this morning, the Governor accidentally took a seat in Amtrak’s notorious quiet car,” Smith said. “ After breaking the cardinal rule of the quiet car, the Governor promptly left once he realized the serious nature of his mistake and enjoyed the rest of his time on the train from the cafe car. Sincere apologies to all the patrons of the quiet car that were offended.”

The GOP presidential hopeful is currently on a tour of various media appearances.

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