In further evidence that the alleged moderate, alleged bipartisan, alleged tough guy is just another right wing conspiracy nut who gets his news from FOX and his information from e-mail chains, Chris Christie this weekend claimed that the Black Lives Matter movement is calling for the murder of police officers:
CHRISTIE: The problem is this. There’s lawlessness in this country. The president encourages this lawlessness. He encourages it.
DICKERSON: Encourages it how?
CHRISTIE: Oh, by his own rhetoric. He does not support the police. He doesn’t back up the police. He justifies Black Lives Matter. I mean…
DICKERSON: But Black Lives Matter shouldn’t be justified at all?
CHRISTIE: Listen, I don’t believe that that movement should be justified when they’re calling for the murder of police officers, no.
DICKERSON: But they’re not calling for the murder of police officers.
CHRISTIE: Sure, they are. Sure, they are. They have been chanting in the streets for the murder of police officers.
DICKERSON: Well, individuals have, but the Black Lives Matter is about…
CHRISTIE: Well, but, listen, you know, John, that’s what the movement is creating. And the president of the United States is justifying that, but not only that. He hasn’t backed up police officers from the minute he’s gotten into office.
By this logic every lunatic thing that is said by a Republican at any level accrues to GOP candidates, including advocating the assassination of the President of the United States of America (which, at one time, was considered a bad thing).
So, uh, Governor (such as you are Governor since you’re never here)? When will you be condemning the Republican Party as a traitorous band of America haters?