New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Sunday hit fellow Republican lawmakers who have decided not to hold town hall events and face angry constituents.

"Welcome to the real world of responsibility," Christie told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union" Sunday.

Lawmakers across the country held town hall events in their hometowns this past week, with many facing angry crowds of constituents challenging policies of the Republican-led Congress and President Trump's administration.


When asked about the town halls, Christie, a Republican, criticized GOP members who haven't scheduled town hall events or showed up to those arranged by constituents.

"You've got to work through that," he said. "You've got to stand up, let them yell themselves out."

"I understand why members of Congress don't like it," Christie continued. "But you know what? You asked for the job. Go do it." 

Christie also said he has held more than 160 town halls as governor. Now that Republicans control the House, the Senate and the White House, they've gotten what they asked for, he said, so they have to accept the consequences, including rowdy protesters at town halls.