Monmouth County Democratic Socialism activist Jim Keady wants former Governor Chris Christie to give him another fifteen minutes of fame.
Keady, a former Asbury Park councilman, landed interviews with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes and Inside Edition after Christie told him to “sit down and shut up” during a ceremony commemorating the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy in Belmar in 2014. Since then, Keady has failed in a run for the State Assembly and two runs for Congress.
Christie announced last week that he has formed a public policy institute that bears his name at Seton Hall University Law School. The stated purpose of the institute to to return civility to politics. Christie’s first guest will be New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Christie said his institute is not a prelude to another run for public office and Keady said he hasn’t decided if he’s running for congress again.
Christie is more likely to invite William Brown to be his guest at the institute. Brown is the former Navy Seal who Christie called an idiot during a Town Hall meeting in Burlington County. Brown was a law student at the time of his clash with Christie. Both men have since expressed their regret over the encounter (that’s how reconciliation works, Jim).
Brown went on the graduate from Rutgers-Camden Law, became a Superior Court Law Clerk and is now an associate at McCarter-English. Two weeks ago he organized a group of 30 former Navy Seal in the first sanctioned swim across the Hudson River followed by a run in lower Manhattan to the September 11 Memorial. The Navy Seal Swim and Run raised over $185,000 for the GI Go Fund, a non-profit that supports active-duty military personnel, veterans and their families find employment and housing.
We were honored to have @PeteHegseth join us for our epic Navy SEAL Hudson River Swim! Thanks also to @foxandfriends for all the coverage you provided over the past several days. With your support, we have now surpassed $185,000 in fundraising! https://t.co/aB1gjF8Ub9
— The GI Go Fund (@GIGoFund) August 6, 2019