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New Jersey's Largest Newspaper Calls for Christie's Resignation

The Star-Ledger excoriated Christie for his "craven" endorsement of Donald Trump
Image: U.S. Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks next to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie after Christie's endorsement, at a campaign rally in Fort Worth, Texas
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump shakes hands with his former rival for the Republican presidential nomination, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, after Christie endorsed Trump's candidacy for president at a campaign rally in Fort Worth, Texas on Feb. 26, 2016.MIKE STONE / Reuters

Another editorial board is calling for Chris Christie to resign as the governor of New Jersey -- and this time, it's from the largest newspaper in the state.

In a piece published Thursday morning, the editorial board of the Star-Ledger excoriated Christie for his "craven" endorsement of Donald Trump, his lack of "character" and his "disinterest in this state's most pressing problems."

"How much time will he spend in coming months campaigning for Trump? We asked, and of course he will not answer," the newspaper wrote. "Enough. It is time for the man to resign. Given that he's neglected his job, that he won't promise to change course even now, and that he has sacrificed every scrap of his credibility in this craven grab at national power, he should at least have the decency to get out of the way.

The newspaper's scathing critique comes just one day after six other New Jersey newspapers -- all owned by Gannett -- also called for Christie to step down. Earlier this week, a New Hampshire newspaper editorial board rescinded its endorsement of Chris Christie's now-defunct presidential campaign after his endorsement of Trump, saying "Boy, were we wrong."

Christie has long warred with the press in his state, where media outlets have consistently pointed out his absences from New Jersey in favor of campaign events nationwide.

He spent more than 260 days at least partly out of New Jersey last year during his own presidential run, which he abandoned on February 10.