Dem. Strategist Angela Rye Takes Chris Christie Apart

For much of Donald Trump’s presidency, Chris Christie was nearby his side. For his efforts, the previous guv of New Jersey contracted a bad case of COVID-19.

Nowadays Christie regularly appears on cable television news programs to provide Republican talking points. He is likewise on a little bit of a rehab trip after being so carefully lined up with Trump.

This Sunday the previous guv appeared on a panel on ABC’s Today. And Democratic strategist Angela Rye quite overcame him. 

The group was talking about whether Joe Biden’s facilities strategy was “socialist.” Rye stated, “Yes, there are some social things that need to happen in infrastructure. Because it just so happens that discrimination and inequtible conditions exist even in our infrastructure. That was not something that was originated in this administration.”

Christie leapt in, “The capitol gains issue is nothing more than income redistribution. It’s socialism. Let’s remember that that investment income, they’ve already paid taxes on it. You paid taxes on it before you invested it and now you’re going to pay taxes on it again.”

Rye shot back:

“It’s so interesting to hear this allegation of socialism. I know these are buzzwords that work very well with the Republican Party so congratulations for using them this morning. But we have people in a pandemic that you said wouldn’t matter by the time you get to the fall, and on the left there’s a conversation happening about student loan debt. How much should be forgiven? $50,000 vs. $10,000. And we’re talking about a capital gains increase when you all just had basically the reparations we’ve been asking for [in] your last tax proposal. So I don’t even understand what we’re talking about here.”

View a clip of the sector listed below, thanks to ABC:

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.