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Chris Christie’s Niece Arrested over Airplane-Rage Incident

She bit through the skin of one officer's arm, and kicked another in the groin while screaming at them that they would all be fired because of her uncle's ties to former President Donald Trump...

(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) The niece of former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was arrested for assaulting six sheriff’s deputies trying to remover her from a Spirit Airlines flight at New Orleans’ Louis Armstrong International Airport, NOLA.com reported.

Shannon Epstein, 25, boarded a flight to New Jersey on early in the morning on Nov. 24.

Upon boarding, she encountered a Latino family and immediately accused them of being drug smugglers, questioning whether they were “smuggling cocaine,” said Capt. Jason Rivarde, a Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

Things escalated quickly from there.

When sheriff’s deputies arrived on the scene, Epstein refused to follow their instructions, remaining on the jet bridge rather than returning to the terminal.

After the officers tried to arrest her, she began to bite, kick, scream and spit at them, injuring six in total.

Rivarde described her as “extremely combative.”

She bit through the skin of one officer’s arm, and kicked another in the groin while screaming at them that they would all be fired because of her uncle’s ties to former President Donald Trump.

Eventually, officers got Epstein handcuffed to a wheelchair, from which she continued to shout profanities, attempting to bite any officer who got too close.

According to Rivarde, Epstein was booked in jail on six counts of battery on a police officer, three counts of disturbing the peace and another for resisting arrest by force. Epstein paid the $10,750 bail and was released later that day.

Chris Christie has also brought shame to his family’s name in recent years, jumping on board with the establishment narrative by denouncing so-called “right wing conspiracy theorists” who questioned the outcome of the 2020 election.

Although Christie, a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, was one of the first high-profile figures to endorse Trump—leading him to be appointed the chair of Trump’s transition team—the relationship between the two has been acrimonious at times as their ambitions and objectives have clashed.

Despite his massive unpopularity, Christie remains delusional about his political chances.

“If I see a pathway to winning, I’ll run,” he said.

“And I feel like I have the skills and the talent and the ability to be able to make a difference in our party and in the country,” he continued. “And I’m certainly, at 59 years old, not ready to retire. But I’m not going to do it if I don’t see a pathway to winning. So that’s why I’m not making any decision now.”

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