Friday, December 13, 2013
Chris Christie has ambitions to become President. So what is his position on immigration reform?
Shortly after his landslide re-election victory, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) hit the Sunday shows, where he was asked for his opinion on comprehensive immigration reform. The Republican governor, who’s cultivated a reputation as a fearless straight-talker, ducked – Christie, who’d already endorsed the policy in years past, suddenly refused to speak his mind.
It was an unsettling display of cowardice, but it was also a reminder that Christie has no idea what to do with this issue. On the one hand, the New Jersey chief executive wants to appeal to Latino voters and the American mainstream. On the other, he has national ambitions and realizes his party’s radicalized base has no tolerance for bipartisan immigration solutions. Read more...