“There’s a uniter isn’t it? Comparing Republicans to terrorist groups. There’s a real uniter. That’s the woman you want sitting in the Oval Office to bring our country back together. That’s a disgrace, and she’s a disgrace,” said Christie.
The Republican presidential candidate was responding to Clinton’s comments on Thursday that people expect “extreme views about women” from terrorist groups, but “it’s a little hard to take coming from Republicans who want to be the president of the United States.”
“Hillary Clinton is a disgrace?” host Chris Wallace asked Christie in response to Christie’s comments on Clinton’s speech.
“She’s a disgrace for saying that, for comparing Republicans to terrorist groups — don’t let her go on that, Chris, that’s awful,” said Christie.
“That’s a disgrace. It is a disgrace. Can you imagine if we compared the Democratic Party to terrorist groups? Can you imagine the outrage in the mainstream media for that? Yet, she stood up and said that Republicans are like terrorist groups,” he added.
“Well, here’s what I don’t think mainstream America’s for, I don’t think mainstream America is for an organization getting federal funding, who kills children in the womb, in a particular way, so that it maximizes the value of their body parts on the open market for sale for profit,” said Christie.
“Now, if Mrs. Clinton thinks that’s what mainstream America likes, I’m happy to have the debate with her, but of course, she won’t even answer those questions, because she doesn’t even want to talk about what’s really going on at Planned Parenthood,” he said.
“She just wants to talk about these vague generalities about war on women, but I’m not going to be someone who’s going to stand up and allow her to call my party ‘terrorists,’ because we’re not,” added Christie.
“And I say one other thing — I can’t wait, I can’t wait until next September to get on stage with Hillary Clinton as the Republican nominee, and the people know, there will be no one better to prosecute the case for an optimistic, hopeful, better America, and against a kind of garbage than I would be against Hillary Clinton,” he said.
Wallace asked, “Well, let’s talk about a question for this September, and that is that there’s going to be a fight in that building behind me about the budget, and some people are saying, as part of the budget, we’re going to demand Republicans, we’re going to demand defunding Planned Parenthood. Would you be willing to shut down the government over the fight over whether or not to defund Planned Parenthood?”
“See, Chris, here’s the difference between Washington, D.C. and being a governor — I got done. I don’t have to argue about what whether they shut down the government or not. In New Jersey, six years ago, I defunded Planned Parenthood, and I made it stick. We viewed it eight different times in New Jersey, and we’ve made that veto stick each and every time, despite veto override attempts. That’s what an effective executive does and an effective leader does,” Christie responded.