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November 25, 2015

"That Doesn't Sound Like Me:" Chris Christie Surprised by Question About His Entering Politics To Block Efforts to Repeal "Assault Weapons" Ban; Claims to Not Remember It Happening Either Way

The Star Ledger (of NJ) said that he had told them this, and reported it long ago.

Christie says "That doesn't sound like me" and claims a failure of memory.

Obviously, Bret Baier did not promise him a "no surprises" interview.

A look of panic spread across Christie’s face. "Yeah, I don't remember saying that. So, you know, we’ll see," he said.

Just then, a quote appeared on the screen—one Christie gave to the Star-Ledger in April 1993--that would seem to contradict his answer.

"The issue which has motivated me to get into this race is the recent attempt by certain Republican legislators to repeal New Jersey’s ban on assault weapons," Christie said at the time.

The full quote, not shown by Fox News, goes even further: "In today's society, no one needs a semiautomatic assault weapon," he said. "We already have too many firearms in our communities."

Christie, who has been enjoying renewed interest in his candidacy after months of low poll numbers, looked dumbfounded by Baier's question.

"Listen, I--that's 22 years ago,” Christie said. "Bret, I don’t remember. I could've! It doesn’t sound like me."


Video at HuffPo.



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