Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) was criticized for being too friendly with Democratic President Barack Obama in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. But no one could accuse the governor of that now, as he blasted the POTUS on national television for not telling the American people the truth about Obamacare.
On Monday’s CBS This Morning, co-host Norah O’Donnell asked Christie if he regretted not creating a state exchange for the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
“No, Norah, it wouldn’t have made any difference, in fact,” he responded. “You could see all the problems with this. What the federal government wanted us to do in the states was to take on this burden ourselves without telling us how much it would cost or what authority we would have to actually run our exchanges.”
Christie pointed out that 34 governors, both Democrats and Republicans, opted not to create state exchanges.
“The real problem is that people weren’t told the truth,” he added. “You can remember they were told that they would be able to keep their policies if they liked them. And now you hear hundreds of thousands of people across the country being told they couldn’t. So the White House needs to square that.”
Co-host Charlie Rose also asked about the National Security Agency monitoring the communications of world leaders. The governor responded that people in Washington should be “doing their job.” Rose followed up by asking about Christie’s previous public support for Obama, in comparison to his current opinions about the government.
“This morning, you seem to be attacking the federal government at every level,” Rose said.
“Charlie, all I ask of people is the same thing I do, which is to be held responsible for doing their jobs every day,” Christie responded.