Two hecklers who came from New Jersey to the Iowa Agricultural Summit to protest against Gov. Chris Christie were thrown out of the event after holding a sign and protesting that he still wasn't doing enough to help victims of Superstorm Sandy.
"My people follow me everywhere," the governor, who opened Saturday's summit, told organizer Bruce Rastetter while audience members applauded the protesters' removal, reports The Daily Mail
."I'm magnetic, Bruce. They can't stay away from me."
And to the hecklers, Christie said that they should understand "that I'll deal with you the same way here as I deal with you in New Jersey."
The protesters' sign read that "thousands of families" were still not home after Sandy, which in 2012 killed 12 people in New Jersey and caused more than $20 billion in damages to the mid-Atlantic coast while leaving thousands in the Garden State homeless.
"I'm begging you," one of the hecklers yelled to Christie as she was being led from the summit, where organizers had warned audience members they would be thrown out if they caused a scene.
The Jersey Shore protesters were not the only hecklers at the event. One older man interrupted Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, complaining about corporate agriculture.
The summit is being held to test potential GOP candidates on their views concerning farming, food, and energy.
During his speech, Christie also blasted President Barack Obama and the White House for negotiating with Cuba and for Obama taking a "victory lap" despite the nation's "anemic"2 percent economic growth.
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