In an interview with CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took Hillary Clinton to task for accusing the GOP of trying to “disenfranchise people of color,” saying, “Maybe if she took some questions … she wouldn’t make such ridiculous statements.”
“She doesn’t know what she’s talking about. In New Jersey, we have early voting that are available to people. I don’t want to expand it and increase the opportunities for fraud. Maybe that’s what Mrs. Clinton wants to do,” said Christie when asked to comment on Mrs. Clinton claim that Republicans are trying to make it harder for people to vote.
“I don’t know, but the fact is that folks in New Jersey have plenty of an opportunity to vote, and maybe if she took some questions some places and learned some things, maybe she wouldn’t make such ridiculous statements,” he added.
In a speech at Texas Southern University, a historically black university, Mrs. Clinton said, “What is happening is a sweeping effort to disempower and disenfranchise people of color, poor people and young people from one end of our country to another.”
Clinton has been criticized for not answering questions from the press ever since she launched her presidential bid.
“She says it’s fear-mongering, this idea that there’s a lot of election fraud going on,” CBS host John Dickerson said.
“Yes. Well, she’s never been to New Jersey, I guess,” Christie replied.