Factually Wrong: Chris Christie and Drugs


This meme contains quite a lot of exaggeration from dramatic effect, as well as a typo about the date. Here is the transcript of the interview.

The relevant text is:

HH: Right now, we’ve got the states of Colorado and Washington flaunting federal law by allowing people to sell dope legally. If you’re the president of the United States, are you going to enforce the federal drug laws in those states?

CC: Absolutely. I will crack down and not permit it.

HH: All right, next…

CC: Marijuana is a gateway drug. We have an enormous addiction problem in this country. And we need to send very clear leadership from the White House on down through the federal law enforcement. Marijuana is an illegal drug under federal law. And the states should not be permitted to sell it and profit from it.

HH: And I’ve been telling Republicans they can’t yell at the President about not enforcing the immigration laws and then advocate not enforcing the drug laws. It doesn’t make sense. If the law’s on the book, they’ve got to be enforced. …

Nothing about being the nation crippled, lack of motivation, or excessive appetite.

One could disagree with Chris Christie about drugs, but it is still better to do so honestly.

h/t Phil Stevetson


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