Former New Jersey Governor Chris “Otis” Christie has been making the rounds on the news shows to promote his ghostwritten book about conspiracies where he blames all of the media except Fox News, because he obviously is trying to get his own show on Fox News. He clearly didn’t get the memo from Kyle Rittenhouse’s lawyer, though.
And so there he was on Fox News Sunday auditioning–sorry, talking up all of the MAGA party lines about the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict. Christie, like Matt Gaetz and others still desperate for Trump’s affection, told host Bret Baier how he was “so proud” of the acquitted teenager, clearly pandering to the base he’s terrified of setting off.
“Justice was done,” the former governor opined. “And the jury system works. You know, I was a prosecutor for seven years and those charges should never have been brought. And prosecutors are not supposed to give in to the whims of the public. They’re not supposed to give in to public opinion.”
Prosecutors are also supposed to prosecute people who commit crimes that result in other people getting shot and killed, but pesky facts still don’t matter to those terrified of Trump’s retribution. “I’m so proud of our justice system,” Christie added. “Because you know what? It’s not perfect, Bret, but it’s the best system anyone has ever come up with in terms of trying to determine guilt or innocence in our society and that’s why I’m so proud of the jury and the jury system because it gave Kyle Rittenhouse a chance that all of these other talking heads on television didn’t give him.”
Wallace: The book is about conspiracy and lies and you really don’t take on Fox News, why not? Have you seen The Tucker Carlson show?
Christie: No I don’t watch it
Wallace: Are you aware of what he does?
Christie: Not really pic.twitter.com/HmQ8174cpe
— Acyn (@Acyn) November 16, 2021
“I hope that everyone will leave this young man alone now and let him go to living his life,” Christie bellowed. “He should not become a political symbol for anybody. He’s 18 years old. He should be allowed to now go on and live his life after what has been an extraordinarily difficult time for both Kyle Rittenhouse and his family.”
In these dark times of division & unease, only one man can save us. A great man. The greatest man. Chris Christie.
Thanks, MSM, for providing the #ChrisChristieContent we all urgently need.
(And thx @mswmediapods for this video of my PREVAIL podcast rant!)https://t.co/bnlQ1mh3MH pic.twitter.com/doSVHMEXnS
— Greg Olear (@gregolear) November 20, 2021
Watch Chris Christie stan for Rittenhouse, if you can sit through it.