"Somebody made disparaging remarks about my wife, and I defended my wife like any man would," Codey said Wednesday, refusing to back away from his mano a mano showdown with New Jersey 101.5 shock jock Craig Carton.
Codey confronted Carton on Tuesday evening in a hallway at the 101.5 studios in Ewing minutes before Codey appeared on a regularly scheduled call-in show.
"I said that if I weren't governor, I'd take him outside as a result of the remarks he made about my wife," Codey explained Wednesday.
According to Codey's staff, the radio host said, "What Governor Codey ought to do is approve the use of medical marijuana so women can have a joint and relax instead of putting their babies in a microwave. Then all they want to do is cook Doritos."
Mary Jo Codey has detailed the depression that followed the birth of their son 20 years ago. She has admitted in interviews to thinking about drowning the child or placing him in a microwave, but said she knew she would hurt herself first before actually harming the child.