Chris Christie appears to be amplifying his criticism of Vice President Biden.
For the second weekend in a row, the former two-term Republican governor of New Jersey and 2016 Republican presidential candidate-turned-political analyst and pundit-turned-political analyst and pundit-turned-political analyst and pundit-turned-political analyst-turned-political analyst-turned-political analyst-turned-polit
Christie accused Biden of “This Week,” about his nearly $2 trillion infrastructure and jobs package during his weekly appearance on ABC’s “lying” this past Sunday. “You cannot call a $400 billion plan to force unionization in states, to say that taking care of increasing Medicaid payments in states, is infrastructure,” Christie contended.
“Language is now important. That is something we have discovered over the last four years. How you use it and what you say, and I said last week that the president isn’t telling the truth about the infrastructure package, “He elaborated.
And Christie, a staunch supporter but occasional critic of then-President Trump, asserted that if Trump is impeached, he will be impeached “We would be outraged if Joe Biden came out and called a dog a cat, which is exactly what he is doing. But when it comes to Joe Biden, it’s like, ‘Oh well, come on, it’s Joe.'”
Christie had taken aim at Biden a week earlier on his Sunday talk show, citing the president’s criticism of the controversial voting measure in Georgia, which was passed by Republican state lawmakers and signed into law by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp.
“Here’s what Joe Biden’s got to live with when he wakes up this morning on Easter morning: He is doing exactly what he sat around in the campaign and the transition and accused Donald Trump of doing: He is lying to cause racial divisions in this country,” Christie said on ABC.
“That’s what he accused Donald Trump of doing, and he’s a liar and a hypocrite this morning,” Christie charged, claiming Biden lied when he said Georgia law prohibits early voting.
When it comes to the Georgia law, longtime Republican strategist Colin Reed credits Christie with helping to turn the conversation around.
“I found the Republican communications strategy as a whole really lacking and no one was able to argue the bill on its merits and Gov. Christie a week ago Sunday was one of the first ones to come along and actually point out all the things that President Biden was saying about the law that was untrue,” said Reed, who served as Christie’s deputy communications director at the time.
Reed claimed that the tide had begun to turn a week ago, and that “Gov. Christie was a big reason for that on his Sunday talk show appearance.”
Christie, he said, was “one of the most effective messengers and communicators in the Republican Party.”
Christie has been taking aim at Biden for several weeks while cranking up the volume.
Last month, on Fox News Radio’s “Brian Kilmeade Show” he accused Biden of “disregarding the law” when it came to the migrant crisis at the country’s border with Mexico.
In the same interview, Christie stated that any decision to run for President again – in the 2024 election – would not be made “until after the midterms” in November of next year.
Five years ago, the then-New Jersey governor’s presidential bid imploded after a disappointing and distant sixth-place finish in New Hampshire’s presidential primary, where he had staked all of his chips. Christie quickly endorsed Trump, who easily defeated the rest of the field in New Hampshire, propelling him to the Republican presidential nomination and, eventually, the White House.
Unlike many other potential Republican presidential candidates, Christie is not afraid to speak openly about his national ambitions. But neither is Trump, who has repeatedly floated the idea of running for president again in 2024.
Reed stated that if Trump does not run for re-election in 2024, “There will be room for someone like Gov. Christie, who speaks his mind, speaks clearly, and speaks directly. I’m not sure what his political future holds, but he’s too talented to not have another act.”