New Jersey governor and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie appeared on the FOX and Friends program yesterday and stated plainly that Obama deserves some blame for recent violence against police.

Nick Gass reported at Politico:

Christie blames Obama for attacks on cops

Recent violence against law enforcement is President Barack Obama’s problem, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday, blasting the president for failing to lead and uphold the rule of law.

“This is the president’s problem, because he has not allowed law and order to be the rule of the day in the United States. Lawlessness has been the rule of the day,” Christie said in an interview on “Fox and Friends” after the hosts recounted recent killings of police officers in Illinois and Texas, and another shooting in Nevada over the weekend. “And now the president says little or nothing about these police officers that are being hunted.”

You can watch the video below.

Christie addresses anti-cop rhetoric in the first two minutes but if you have time to watch it all, he goes on to discuss the refugee crisis in Europe, the jailing of Kim Davis, Hillary’s email scandal and more. The entire segment is just under nine minutes long:

Christie was appointed a United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey by President George W. Bush in 2001 and is often an advocate for law enforcement.

As you might expect, he’s been a strong critic of NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Daniella Diaz of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported yesterday:

Chris Christie says he would bring back stop-and-frisk program

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said that if he were mayor of New York City, he would bring back the stop-and-frisk program, slamming Mayor Bill de Blasio for the policies he’s implemented.

“Stop-and-frisk would be back in about five minutes and we would empower the police, not undercut them,” Christie told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday. “And listen, if police officers step over the line, then they deserve to be taken care of and prosecuted. But this mayor presumes guilt on the part of the police officers before anything happens.”

The contentious police program allowed police officers to stop a pedestrian and search them for weapons and contraband, but was sharply criticized by criminal justice reform advocates who said it unfairly targeted African-Americans. Christie said that de Blasio, who ran on a platform which included reforming the program, is not the only mayor to have implemented “liberal policies.”

“It’s the liberal policies in this city that have led to the lawlessness that has been encouraged by the President of the United States,” Christie said.

According to the Real Clear Politics average of polls for the Republican nomination, Christie is currently at a paltry 2.8 percent. Perhaps he’d be a better pick for attorney general.

Featured image via FOX News video.


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