This is how solid Chris Christie’s bedrock values and judgment are … when he sees his side is losing.
Just days ago, came the discussion of remarks Christie made about Barack Obama’s choice of Sonia Sotomayor as his choice for Supreme Court nominee:
During a Republican primary debate on WOR 710 AM radio May 27th, Christie was asked his outlook toward Sotomayor. “She wouldn’t have been my choice, no,” he replied.
When asked to elaborate, Christie said, “Well, no, I mean listen, that’s the question. She wouldn’t have been my choice. Absolutely not. Not my kind of judge.”
And now that it seems his side is losing, he’s running to catch up and lead, or at least look like he’s leading.
From Chris Christie’s statement (emphasis mine):
After watching and listening to Judge Sotomayor’s performance at the confirmation hearings this week, I am confident that she is qualified for the position of Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Elections have consequences. One of those consequences are judicial appointments. While Judge Sotomayor would not have been my choice, President Obama has used his opportunity to fill a seat on the Supreme Court by choosing a nominee who has more than proven her capability, competence and ability. I support her appointment to the Supreme Court and urge the Senate to keep politics out of the process and confirm her nomination. Qualified appointees should be confirmed and deserve bi-partisan support. Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito deserved that support based on their work as Circuit Court Judges. So does Judge Sotomayor. As a result, I support her confirmation. This is a historic moment and her inspiring success story should not only make the Latino community proud, but all Americans.
Chris Christie’s running on his record as a lawyer, but had trouble recognizing a judge, for the highest court in the land, whose abilities, it turns out, he and his GOP colleagues have trouble challenging.
Just want that pointed out.