New Jersey Governor Chris Christie joined me on the show today:
HH: On a very bad day for America, I begin with Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey. Governor Christie, welcome, it’s always good to talk to you, even though today, the President got the 34th vote he needs to uphold the Iran deal.
CC: Well, Hugh, let me just say this. Senator Mikulski, Senator Coons, Senator Casey, the President of the United States, the Secretary of State, and the former Secretary of State are now all responsible for any conduct Iran engages in across the world – terrorist activity they sponsor, indirectly or directly, they’re responsible for any deaths that occur. They’re responsible for any threat to Israel, and any threat to the United States, all of which are going to come because of this ridiculous agreement that this president has pushed through purely for what he believes will be his legacy. And this is the one place I agree with the President. This will be his legacy. And he will rank behind Warren Harding among presidents for having done this.
HH: Now this is a nightmare on many grounds. And Ambassador Bolton has written that the last hope the West has actually now is that Israel acts alone, independently to cripple the program to the extent that they can. If Israel does that, even though you don’t know the circumstances, Chris Christie, will you stand unequivocally with Bibi Netanyahu and his government?
CC: Israel is absolutely entitled to act in what they believe to be their sovereign interests. And no country should be able to tell Israel how to do that, especially given the circumstances of Israel’s formation. And so the Israelis have every right to do what they believe is in the best national interest. And as president, I would be supportive of that. Continue Reading