TRENTON (CBS/AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was forced to pause his state of the state address to lawmakers after a pastor had an apparent health problem.
Christie asked those in attendance to pause for a brief prayer after Pastor Joe Carter from Newark’s New Hope Baptist Church had to be taken out of the chamber Tuesday.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Searching For 13-Year-Old Leienna Cuevas Last Seen At Home In Rhawnhurst
“Let’s take a moment to have some silent prayer for my friend, and New Jersey’s friend, Pastor Joe Carter of New Hope Baptist Church. He’ll be attended to and let’s take a moment to silently think of Joe, to make sure he comes through it OK,” Christie said.READ MORE: CBS3 Pet Project: PSPCA's Biggest Fundraiser Of Year, Bark & Whine Gala, Going Virtual Again This Year
Christie’s wife, Mary Pat, assisted with getting Carter help.
Christie is laying out his accomplishments from the last year and goals for his final year in office.MORE NEWS: Police: Man, 2 Children Injured In Crash In Willingboro
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