Ann Coulter: Chris Christie's Dead to Me

Friday, 28 Jun 2013 12:24 PM

By Melanie Batley

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Conservative commentator Ann Coulter has lost her enthusiasm for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie after the senator he appointed to temporarily fill the late Frank Lautenberg's seat voted to end debate on the immigration bill.

"@GovChristie's dead to me," Coulter said in a tweet to the Republican she once championed as the party's only hope to capture the White House in 2012.

She added, "[Sen.] Jeffrey S. Chiesa R NJ votes 'Aye' on Amnesty bill."

She then sent out several tweets suggesting that a vote to allow "amnesty" for immigrants was also a vote for "abortion, gay marriage, Obamacare, and big government."

"Any politician who claims to be pro-life yet votes for amnesty is a liar," said one of her Twitter messages.

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"So glad you FINALLY woke up to the fraud that is @ChrisChristie," she said in another, followed by, "if amnesty passes, country is over. THANKS CHRIS CHRISTIE."

Coulter was one of the earliest advocates of a Christie presidential candidacy and pushed hard for him to run against President Barack Obama in the last election.

"I don't care if [Chris Christie] wants to run, his country needs him, it appears," she said in February 2011.

As late as May, Coulter defended Christie against criticism that he was fraternizing with Obama, telling conservative talk show host Sean Hannity, "There seems to be a concerted movement by both liberals and conservatives to lie about Christie and make him seem more liberal than he really is."

Coulter appears to have thrown her support behind Sen. Ted Cruz as the 2016 GOP presidential nominee. "CRUZ 2016!" she said at the end of her tweet.

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