Christie calls out Pope on U.S. – Cuban relations
Gov. Chris Christie (R) says Pope Francis is "wrong" about the United States normalizing relations with Cuba.
"The fact is that his infallibility is on religious matters, not on political ones," said Christie, a Catholic, on CNN's "State of the Union," citing Joanne Chesimard, who was found guilty of murdering New Jersey State Police trooper Werner Foerster in 1973 and escaped to Cuba in 1984 after a prison break where she has remained.
"I just believe that when you have a government that is harboring fugitives ... that this President could extend diplomatic relations with that country without getting her return... is outrageous," Christie told host Jake Tapper.
Christie criticized Republicans in Congress for not doing anything about tax reform or repealing Obamacare "and now they're not doing anything about Planned Parenthood." He says he understand that they will likely get a presidential veto but wants "the American people to know who the obstructionists are."
Tapper also brought up Christie's answer to a question from the CNN GOP presidential debate wanting the Secret Service codename "True Heart" and noted it's the name of a Care Bear which is described as being ""kind, affectionate, attentive and obviously, very huggable." Christie laughed that if the "American people agree I'm huggable" than he will win the election.
"kind, affectionate, attentive and obviously, very huggable!"