- Christie said it was a “huge mistake” for Republicans to heckle Biden in his State of the Union address.
- Christie said that by booing Biden, Republicans are falling for the president’s “bait.”
- According to Christie, a better response from Republicans would have been to laugh and move on.
Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said Republicans were wrong to jeer at President Joe Biden during his State of the Union address.
“Big mistake. Look, look, you don’t want to — you don’t want to be on the bait. And they did, a lot of them did, and it was a big mistake,” Christie said. told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on sunday.
Christie was referring to the moment in Biden’s speech when the president accused some members of the Republican Party of wanting to “abolish” Medicare and Social Security. Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor-Green was also seen yelling “liar” at Biden.
“Look, a better response would have been to respond with a smile,” Christie said, adding that Republicans “should have moved on.”
“I think yelling and yelling is always a bad thing. It gets you nowhere,” Christie said. I gave him a chance to come back, and I think that was probably the best part of his entire speech.”
And Biden was quick to hit back at Republicans who booed him on Tuesday.
In response to the rowdy Republican lawmaker, Biden went off script, saying, “You guys, as we all clearly agree, Social Security and Medicare are off the books now, right? Okay.” Stated.
Republicans heckled Biden despite House Speaker Kevin McCarthy warning Republicans earlier in the day not to resort to “childish” behavior during his speech. I was one of those violent people. When Biden spoke of strained relations between the United States and China, she could be heard yelling, “China was spying on us.”
Meanwhile, Green said: new york times On Wednesday, she said she wasn’t worried about being reprimanded by McCarthy for her actions in the State of the Union address.
“I have the speaker’s support and he has my support,” she told The Times.
Representatives of Greene and Christie’s team at the Christie Institute for Public Policy did not immediately respond to an insider’s request for comment.