By vetoing civil rights in New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie has certainly earned the nickname "bigot" that will likely be fired his way for the rest of his life. Christie got a taste of his legacy on Monday night while in Massachusetts to endorse Sen. Scott Brown. (It might be the first taste of something he'd like to send back!) Follow the jump for some video of the catharsis.
Bigots certainly make for good bed fellows, ironically. Said Christie of Sen. Brown (the only member of Massachusetts Congressional delegation to not take part in "It Gets Better"):
"Scott Brown and I share a commitment to taking on today's most difficult challenges by reforming government, balancing budgets and making tough choices," Christie said in a statement. "He is battling to bring the same kind of fiscal discipline to Washington that I am fighting for in New Jersey. Scott cuts through the baloney and calls the issues like he sees them, and I am proud to endorse his campaign."
About 50 people showed up in Boston’s Copley Square on the frigid evening of Monday, March 5, 2012 to speak out against the appearance of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at a fundraiser for Republican Senator Scott Brown at the Westin Hotel. Christie angered equality advocates across the country on February 17, 2012 when he vetoed legislation which would have allowed same-sex couples to marry in the Garden State. The New Jersey Assembly passed same-sex marriage legislation by a vote of 42-33; the State Senate approved the bill on a vote of 24-16.
After the speeches, protesters from both groups marched across Huntington Avenue to the sidewalk in front of the Westin Hotel, where they held signs denouncing Christie and Brown and chanted. A popular refrain was “Chris Christie Go Away/You’re Not Welcome in MA.” Attendees at the Scott Brown fundraising reception watched the protests from the windowed reception room on the 3rd floor of the Westin’s Copley Square location.