BELMAR, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has told a heckler critical of his handling of Superstorm Sandy recovery to "Sit down and shut up" on the second anniversary of the storm.

(Office of the Governor)

A man began heckling Christie about the pace of storm recovery and interrupted the governor's speech Wednesday in Belmar on several occasions.

After trying to brush the man off, Christie yelled back the man didn't know what he was talking about and was just showing off for the news cameras.

When heckler Jim Keady continued, Christie told him: "Sit down and shut up."

Keady founded a group called Finish The Job, which is critical of the pace of rebuilding assistance in New Jersey.

Christie defended the recovery but added more people still need help.