Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Republican presidential candidate Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) said President Barack Obama “encourages lawlessness” by supporting Black Lives Matter and sanctuary cities.
When asked about the increase in crime in America Christie said, “The problem is this lawlessness in this country, the president encourages this lawlessness, he encourages it … by his own rhetoric. He does not support the police, doesn’t back up the police, he justifies Black Lives Matter… I don’t believe that that movement should be justified when calling for the murder of police officers.”
Host John Dickerson interjected, “They are not calling for the murder of police officers.”
Christie countered, “Sure they are. They have seen chanting in the streets for murder of police officers … That’s what the movement is creating. The president of the United States is justifying that. But not only that he hasn’t backed up police officers from the minute he’s gotten into office. We can cite instance after instance. And there’s lawlessness about sanctuary cities … That type of lawlessness sets a tone.”
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