Christie: Obama should ‘show up’ if he wants debt limit raised
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie appeared on the Today Show Friday to celebrate his state’s cuts to pension benefits and he had some advice for President Barack Obama.
The president must personally participate in talks with Republicans if he wants the debt ceiling raised, according to Christie.
“First, the president can show up,” the New Jersey governor insisted. “I mean, you can’t negotiate through a secondary person.”
“Eric cantor, the House Majority Leader, just walked away from the table in the last day because he doesn’t want to consider raising taxes,” NBC’s Matt Lauer noted. “Was that the right move?”
“Listen, if that’s what they needed to do to get the president in the room, then so be it,” Christie said.
Watch this video from NBC’s Today Show, broadcast June 24, 2011.