- The Washington Times - Monday, July 31, 2017

Outgoing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was caught on camera getting in a baseball fan’s face after being heckled at Sunday’s game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago Cubs.

Mr. Christie, a former Republican presidential candidate whose son works for the Brewers, is seen on video getting within inches of a Cubs fan’s face while holding a plate of nachos. He then tells the man, “You’re a big shot,” and walks away.

The confrontation at Milwaukee’s Miller Park was shared by WISN 12 NEWS reporter Ben Hutchison, who is related to the Cubs fan in the video, Brad Joseph.

In the video, Mr. Joseph says, “I appreciate that,” and other fans laugh as the governor walks away.

Mr. Joseph later told WISN that his heckling of the governor is what sparked the encounter.

“When he initially was going up the stairs I yelled his name. He was already quite a bit past me, and 30 feet away I yelled his name and told him that he sucked,” he said. “I called him a hypocrite because I thought it needed to be said. He then turned around and walked all the way back towards me and got up in my face for what seemed like a long time, but was probably only about 30 seconds or a minute.”

“[He] was yelling at me. First he told me, ‘Why don’t you have another beer?’ which I thought was a decent come back, and I thought that was kind of funny,” said Joseph. “Then he started calling me a tough guy.”

Mr. Hutchison’s video picked up at the tail end of the confrontation, Mr. Joseph said.

Mr. Christie has not commented on the incident.

It comes less than two weeks after Mr. Christie received a loud round of boos after he caught a foul ball during during a New York Mets game against the St. Louis Cardinals at New York City’s Citi Field.

Mr. Christie is America’s least popular governor with a disapproval rating of 69 percent, according to a poll released this month by the Morning Consult. He sparked controversy earlier this month when he was photographed lounging on a closed public beach during a state-government shutdown over Fourth of July weekend. He said the mockery over that incident hurt his family more than anything else in his nearly eight years as governor.

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