Christie: Hillary Has a ‘Liberal, Near Socialist Vision for America’s Future’

Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” GOP presidential candidate Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) discussed his performance in yesterday’s Republican presidential “under card” debate.

Co-host Mika Brzezinski asked Christie why he avoid a confrontation with his opponent Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA). According to Christie, it was because he didn’t view himself as running against Jindal, but running against Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton.

“Well, listen, you know, the bottom line is because I am not running against Bobby Jindal,” Christie said. “I’m going to run against Hillary Clinton. And so, the fact is, I wanted everybody to know how I would take her on. And I think that’s the most important question in this primary is who do you think is the best person to stand on that stage and prosecute the case against Hillary Clinton and her liberal, near socialist vision for America’s future. And so, that’s what I intend to continue to do. And Gov. Jindal is a good friend of mine. He’s been a very good governor for Louisiana and I have a great deal of respect for him. But I am not running against him. I’m running against Hillary.”

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