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On today’s Guy Benson Show, Chris Christie, former Governor of New Jersey spoke on a range of issues including Gov. Cuomo’s handling of Covid, getting kids back to school amid the pandemic and Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s trip to Cancun.
Chris Christie blasted Senator Cruz saying,
“Listen, I have I have sympathy for anyone in public life with a family who faces those kind of really difficult decisions on a regular basis, and I face them a couple of times when I was governor, I and I made mistakes at times because I was thinking more like a father than about the full time job that I had. So I have sympathy in that. But I will tell you that, you know, it’s hard to have sympathy for Ted Cruz because, you know, Ted was right on board making fun of me back in 2017 when I had that incident on the beach. And that’s why I think you’re seeing piling on guy. Um yes. In part, it’s because the media loves to pile on Republicans, and that’s an element of it. But the other element of it is that, Ted is just not been a very likable guy. He has taken every chance he can to take shots at people on both sides of the aisle over the course of his career. And so when you do that, when you decide that’s what you want to do, and especially on personal matters, there’s not going to be a ton of people running to your defense.”
“Yeah, I think you’re right. I think it’s better to go one way or the other. You know, I’ve been in those situations and I’ve done it both ways. And the first time I went through it, I double down on it and said the heck with it. And the second time I came out and said it was a mistake and I explained why. But I said, but in the end, it’s my judgment. I made a mistake. And that said, I think you’re better off going full Monty one way or the other rather than playing it halfway, because then people think you’re trying to be a politician rather than just telling the truth about what happened. And I, I think that’s really the bottom line of what you need to do if you really believe that what you did was right. Double down on it. If you think to yourself, you know what, that was dumb. I shouldn’t have done that. Everybody’s human. Everybody makes mistakes. And especially in the context of your family versus your your public responsibilities, there are always going to be conflicts. You hope to make the judgments the right way, but you don’t every time. And when you don’t, you just admit you were wrong and move on. And most of America will go have fun with it. Don’t take it seriously.”