If there is one thing that we know about folks from New Jersey, it is that they’re not too fond of holding back. These are the people who’ll let you know exactly where you stand before you can even het a handshake in. Loyal to death, stubborn in all the right way, and utterly blunt, the citizens of the Garden State can give you the business like nobody’s business.
President Joe Biden learned this lesson the hard way, as months of compounding crises came crashing down around him during a stop in Jersey on Tuesday.
President Biden was heckled for stranding Americans in Afghanistan while he surveyed the damage from Hurricane Ida in New Jersey on Tuesday.
Biden was visiting a neighborhood in Manville and speaking to police when onlookers erupted over the president’s handling of the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan.
The hecklers did not mince their words.
“My country is going to s— and you’re allowing it!” one woman yelled off camera, according to C-SPAN’s footage of the encounter. “And I’m an immigrant and I’m proud of this country! I’d give my life for this country. You guys should be ashamed of yourselves.”
“All this for a f— photo-op?” one man scoffed off camera. “You ain’t gonna do s—!”
Some of the taunts were downright brutal.
“My best friend died in 2011 in Afghanistan for what?” a man asked angrily. “For this guy to pull this s—? You leave them in ruins and leave Americans behind!”
“He will leave you behind – you guys protecting him,” he said to the police officers assisting Biden.
The President either didn’t notice the hecklers, or simply chose to ignore them.