New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie exited an Amtrak quiet car after passengers complained to the train conductor that Christie had been screaming at his security detail and into his phone, CNN reported.
Christie is an ex officio trustee of the University.
Alexander Mann, a passenger, said that Christie was on a work call for five to 10 minutes despite signs that instructed riders to refrain from loud conversations or phone use.
While one passenger indicated that the governor was asked to leave the area, another recalled that Christie exited of his own accord upon learning that he was in the quiet car.
According to Christie’s spokesperson Sam Smith, Christie had not meant to board the quiet area. Smith said that Christie left once he realized his mistake and spent the rest of his time on the train in the café car. Smith also apologized to all patrons of the quiet car who were offended.