It’s easy to believe that Chris Christie was a US prosecutor in a previous career before politics. His
prosecution speech Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention was intended, as Brit Hume put it, to rip the skin off of Hillary Clinton. If that was the goal, Gov. Christie succeeded.
Early in his speech, Gov. Christie said “Over the last eight years, we have seen this Administration refuse to hold her accountable for her dismal record as Secretary of State. Well, tonight, as a former federal prosecutor, I welcome the opportunity to hold her accountable for her performance and her character.” At that point, it was unmistakable what Gov. Christie was going to do. It was obvious that he was going to prosecute Hillary Clinton within an inch of her political life.
The first case he prosecuted was Libya, saying “In North Africa, she was the chief engineer of our disastrous overthrow of Qaddafi in Libya. Libya today after Hillary Clinton’s grand strategy? Libya’s economy in ruins, death and violence in the streets and ISIS now dominating the country. Hillary Clinton, as a failure for ruining Libya and creating a nest for terrorist activity by ISIS guilty or not guilty?”
The next count Gov. Christie prosecuted Mrs. Clinton on was Boko Haram:
In Nigeria, Hillary Clinton amazingly fought for two years to keep an Al-Qaeda affiliate off the terrorist watch list. What happened because of this reckless action by the candidate who is the self proclaimed champion of women around the world? These terrorists abducted hundreds of innocent young girls two years ago. These school girls are still missing today. What was the solution from the Obama/Clinton team? A hashtag campaign!
Christie was just getting warmed up. Later, it was onto prosecuting Hillary over Syria:
In Syria, she called President Assad a “reformer” and a “different kind of leader”. With 400,000 now dead…think about that. Four. Hundred. Thousand. Dead. At the hands of the man Hillary defended. We must ask this question: Hillary Clinton, as an awful judge of the character of a dictator-butcher in the Middle East guilty or not guilty?
Each time Gov. Christie asked the people in the hall if Hillary was “guilty or not guilty”, they responded with an emphatic statement of “guilty.”
Later, Gov. Christie said “In Russia, she went to the Kremlin on her very first visit and gave them the symbolic reset button. The button should have read, “delete” she is very good at that because she deleted in four years what it took 40 years to build. The next year, she said our goal was to strengthen Russia. Strengthen an adversary led by a dictator who dreams of reassembling the old Soviet empire? What a dangerous lack of judgment. Once again, as a flawed evaluator of dictators and failed strategist who has permitted Russia back in as a major player in the Middle East is Hillary Clinton guilty or not guilty?”
One of the goals of this convention is to turn Hillary’s supposed strength, foreign policy, into a weakness. Thanks to Rudy Giuliani and Chris Christie, they’re well on their way to accomplishing that.
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