New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) dealt with a series of hecklers at a town hall in Burlington County, N.J., on Thursday.

Christie told one of the protesters: "Either sit down and keep quiet or get out -- one or the other. Get out."

Christie suggested later that the media should ignore the protesters.

"I really love youthful enthusiasm. I really do," Christie said as two of them were being escorted out. "And these folks who come in here today, ginned up for their own partisan purposes, see, they're getting exactly what they want. Because what happens is, they get taken out, they get attention, and the press follows them out and then interviews them. Which is exactly what they want. They don't want an answer from me."