MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell gave Republican Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey a standing ovation on Thursday night for his impassioned defense of a Muslim judge.


"Sharia law has nothing to do with this at all," the governor said. "It’s crazy. It’s crazy. The guy’s an American citizen who has been an admitted lawyer to practice in the state of New Jersey, swearing an oath to uphold the laws of New Jersey, the constitution of the state of New Jersey, and the Constitution of the United States of America and has never been accused of doing anything but honorably and zealously upholding the oath he took when he became a lawyer."

"This sharia law business is crap," Christie continued. "It’s just crazy. And I’m tired of dealing with the crazies. It’s just unnecessary to be accusing this guy of things just because of his religious background."

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