New Jersey Governor and prospective GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie criticized the media for having a double standard in its Bridgegate coverage compared to how it has covered Hillary Clinton’s emails and the Clinton Foundation on Thursday’s “Squawk Box” on CNBC.
Christie said that Democratic candidates should be asked about the decision to pull troops out of Iraq, “but that’s not the liberal conventional wisdom, and if it’s not the liberal conventional wisdom, it’s not going to be asked.”
He continued, “If I had come out, the day after the Bridgegate thing was announced, and said ‘By the way, all my emails are on a private server, and I deleted a whole bunch of them, and I destroyed the server, but you need to take my word for it. The emails had nothing to do with the bridge stuff.’ Can you even imagine what would the reaction have been?”
Christie concluded, “I do believe there is an absolute bias and a rush to judgment. You all know this. You saw the coverage of me 15 months ago. I was guilty. Guilty. I had done it.” And “has there been coverage of the email situation with the secretary? Absolutely, but the intensity of the coverage and the relentlessness of the coverage is different, and that’s where the bias is revealed.”
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