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Chris Christie 'Lied' About Record, National Review Says

Chris Christie 'Lied' About Record, National Review Says
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Sunday, 17 January 2016 11:25 PM

The National Review, the nation's leading conservative newsweekly, says Chris Christie flatly 'lied' about his record during the recent GOP debate in Charleston.

"Chris Christie has a bad habit of lying when his past record gets challenged," the magazine said, noting Sen. Marco Rubio's assertion that "Governor Christie has endorsed many of the ideas that Barack Obama supports, whether it is Common Core or gun control or the appointment of Sonia Sotomayor or the donation he made to Planned Parenthood."

Christie told the GOP audience Rubio was not telling the truth.

Christie rattled off the "facts."

"Let's set the facts straight. First of all, I didn't support Sonia Sotomayor," Christie claimed.

But National Review republished Christie's July 2009 statement, which read:

"I support [Sotomayor's] appointment to the Supreme Court and urge the Senate to keep politics out of the process and confirm her nomination.. . . I support her confirmation. This is a historic moment and her inspiring success story should not only make the Latino community proud, but all Americans."

Christie also denied he ever donated to Planned Parenthood.

But a biography, "Chris Christie: The Inside Story of His Rise to Power," quotes Christie as saying he backed "Planned Parenthood with my personal contribution."

Christie has also been a staunch advocate of New Jersey's strict gun control laws.

"If you look at my record as governor of New Jersey, I have vetoed a .50-caliber rifle ban," he told the Charleston audience.

"I have vetoed a reduction in clip size. I vetoed a statewide ID system for gun owners, and I pardoned six out-of-state folks who came through our state and were arrested for owning a gun legally in another state, so they never have to face charges."

But National Review notes that it was Christie who first called for the .50-caliber-rifle ban, which he later vetoed. He made the veto after his re-election campaign,  as he prepared to run for president.

National Review also cited Christie's 2009 campaign statement on guns: "Chris Christie supports the assault weapons ban and all current gun laws. He opposes attempts to permit conceal and carry laws in New Jersey."

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