Hillary Clinton’s Response To Chris Christie’s Fake RNC Trial Called Out His Hypocrisy
When you fill an arena with passionate conservative politicians and voters from around the country, you can certainly expect some Hillary Clinton-bashing to take place. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie took the stage at the Republican National Convention Tuesday night, trying to hide his misery from losing first the GOP presidential primary and then the not-so-coveted spot of Donald Trump’s running mate by rehashing his claims that Clinton should be in jail. What he couldn’t have expected, however, is Clinton’s flawless response to Christie’s RNC mock trial for the alleged crimes she’s already been cleared for.
“We’re going to present the facts to you, as a jury of her peers, both in this hall and in living rooms around our nation,” the governor said, beginning his fake (but very real in his head) trial. While bringing up the presumptive Democratic nominee’s email scandal and questionable foreign policy decisions, Christie asked the crowd: “Hillary Clinton, as an inept negotiator of the worst nuclear arms deal in American history, is she guilty or not guilty?” Of course, those in attendance (who officially nominated Trump as their nominee the same night) want to see Clinton behind bars, and began chanting “lock her up!” and “guilty!”
Christie’s biggest mistake in his fun game of make-believe was failing to realize he’s the last person who should be touting these claims against Clinton’s character, as he’s had some legal investigations himself. Clinton’s team was quick to point out the governor’s Bridgegate scandal, tweeting: “If you think Chris Christie can lecture anyone on ethics, we have a bridge to sell you.”
She linked to a New York Times article about the allegedly planned 2013 snafu that shut down multiple lanes on the George Washington Bridge, creating a major traffic jam in Fort Lee, New Jersey, which some believe was retribution for Fort Lee’s mayor not supporting Christie in the 2013 gubernatorial election. Christie’s staff and Port Authority officials he appointed were investigated, two of whom pleaded guilty to fraud and corruption.
Clinton definitely wasn’t going to let Christie’s hypocrisy slide while he continuously bashed her ethics (which should totally be questioned and remembered, but not by someone who’s just as sketchy). That’s the funny thing about politics — a bunch of people who’ve all probably done some fucked up things criticize one another endlessly while simultaneously defending their own moral standings. OK, maybe funny isn’t the right word, but you know what I mean.
Christie will no doubt continue his “lock her up” mantra throughout the general election as he campaigns for Trump, but he should expect the same in return.