Christie nemesis U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) panned Mitt Romney’s selection of the Republican governor from New Jersey to serve as convention keynoter – but said it fits, given that party’s rightward turn with VP choice Paul Ryan.
“It makes perfect sense for Romney and Ryan to call on Chris Christie to keynote their convention: he vetoed a tax on millionaires, cut funding for education and has stood with corporate interests over the middle class as governor,” said Lautenberg. “Romney, Ryan and Christie are the trickle-down trio.”
A week ago, Christie brushed off a Lautenberg attack when he declared the senator “a waste of my time.”
Today, Lautenberg objected to Christie fronting himself as a political success story.
“Despite claims that he makes about being the ‘comeback’ governor, three years into his governorship, New Jersey ranked 47th out of 50 states in economic growth last year,” Lautenberg said. “Christie ran on empty promises of economic improvement through right-wing policies, and has failed.”