Chris Christie says the fan he berated at the Cubs vs. Brewers game on Sunday is lucky he didn't 'dump the nachos on him or anything.'
The New Jersey governor was caught on video getting inches from the face of Cubs fan Brad Joseph at the Milwaukee Brewers stadium to give him a telling off.
'Yeah, you're a real big shot,' Christie says in the video, before walking back to his seat with a tray of nachos in hand.
The governor says he has no regrets about the incident, and won't let it a deter him from attending future games.
Christie was caught on camera getting up into a Chicago Cubs fan's face while holding a tray of nachos in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Sunday
Footage shows the unpopular New Jersey Governor leaning in just inches from the fan's face in the stands as he balanced the tray of loaded nachos
Christie could be heard telling the fan 'yeah, you're a big shot' before he retreated and made his way back to his own seat
'No, I'm not swearing off baseball games in any way,' he said, according to NY Daily News.
Christie said that the man had been yelling 'some really awful things' at him, in front of his son and children at the stadium. Christie's 24-year-old son Andrew works for the Brewers. He also has another son, 17-year-old Patrick but it's unclear if the governor who the governor was in the stands with at the time.
Christie says he ignored the man the first time he yelled 'some really lousy awful stuff' but went to confront him after he repeated the verbal abuse.
'I've already said this. Whether it's at my town hall meetings or anyplace else: If you give it, you're going to get it back,' Christie said.
He went on to say that he thought his decision to call the man out was 'a very mellow reaction from a New Jersey governor'.
'I didn't dump the nachos on him or anything, which was an option,' Christie said at an event in Trenton.
'I will take a certain amount of abuse. You're a public official you have to. But usually it's one. You get one shot to call me a name or curse me out,' Christie added.
He also said he doesn't think it's right that public servants such as himself are harassed in public.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie defended his recent confrontation with a Chicago Cubs fan during an appearance on CNN Monday night
'Most of these folks, they think they can say anything they want. Public officials are public servants, but they're not meant to be public punching bags,' Christie said.
'I'm at a ball game with my son, enjoying the game and having no interaction