Presidential Candidate Chris Christie was asked to leave Amtrak’s “quiet car” after passengers complained to a conductor about Christie yelling at his security detail and into his cell phone, according to a rider.
A rider who sat across from New Jersey Governor claimed that the incident was no big deal and that the once the governor learned he was in the quiet car, he left quickly and courteously.
Christie walked onto the train with a McDonald’s strawberry smoothie already chewing out someone who was with him, possibly a security officer, about a mix-up in seating arrangements, according to CNN.
Christie took a seat and began making cell phone calls, despite the “quiet car” markings instructing passengers to refrain from loud conversations or phone use in that portion of the train.
Alexander Mann, passenger on the same train who detailed the Christie incident to CNN in an email and in photos, stated:
“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?!'”