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Chris Christie on quarantined Ebola nurse: 'My job is not to represent her'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Monday pushed back against the assertion that he had changed course on Ebola in deciding to allow a nurse who had been quarantined for Ebola testing to head home to Maine.

While stumping at a campaign event in Florida, Christie was asked if he had any intention of speaking with the nurse, Kaci Hickox. Hickox over the weekend assailed New Jersey's mandatory quarantine policy as "inhumane," and threatened to sue the state.

"No, I don't," Christie said, according to The New York Times. "Listen, I have no reason to talk to her. My job is not to represent her. My job is to represent the people of New Jersey."