Chris Wallace Presses Christie on Rubio Absentee Attack: ‘Who Are You to Criticize?’
Since no one can seem to put a dent in Donald Trump. Republican candidates have been taking shots at their fellow also-rans lately. On this week’s Fox News Sunday, anchor Chris Wallace pressed New Jersey Governor Chris Christie hard over his attacks on Marco Rubio for missing votes in the Senate while he’s been campaigning. Christie defended himself, apparently on the basis that being a governor is easier than being a U.S. Senator? See if you can figure it out:
Wallace: You’ve been away from New Jersey for all or part of 72% of the time since you announced you were running for president. When you look at the total, over 200 days in 2015, which raises the question — who are you to criticize?
Christie: I’m on the job every day, Chris. This is the difference between being a governor and being a senator. I’m on the job every day. Senator Rubio just hasn’t shown up to vote. Listen, I understand he can’t be there every day, he’s running for president. I get that, but there was a $1.15 trillion spending bill which he said he was absolutely opposed to. I would think he would take one day off of fund-raising to cast his no vote and speak on the floor to try to persuade his colleagues, but anybody who has been a governor, and I understand anyone who hasn’t don’t understand this, I am on the job every day, no matter where I am, it’s never a day off, and I’m always working to help the people of New Jersey.
So according to Chris Christie, he will do very well with people who have been governors, which sounds about right when you look at his national polling average, which is just north of “margin of error.”.
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