Chris Christie took shots at President Barack Obama over gun control during the Jan. 14 Republican debate. The New Jersey governor attacked Barack and said he was acting like ‘a petulant child’ for trying to pass reforms without going through Congress!
It sounds like Chris Christie, 53, wants to put President Barack Obama, 54, in time out! Chris is not happy with Barack trying to use the power of the White House to pass gun control, and he told the president he needs to stop acting like a spoiled brat!
When Chris had the spotlight during the Jan. 14 Republican event, he used his time to compare Barack’s executive actions of implementing some gun control reforms to a toddler throwing a hissy fit! “This guy is a petulant child, that is what he is,” the Governor of New Jersey said, before addressing the president directly.
“Mr. President we’re not against you, we’re against your policies,” he said, according to Talking Points Memo. “When you became president, you had a Democratic Congress and a filibuster-proof Democratic Senate. You had only 21 Republican governors in this country and now after 7 years of your policies, we have the biggest majority we have had since the 1920s in the House, a Republican majority in the Senate and 31 out of 50 Republican governors.”
“The American people have rejected your agenda and now you are trying to go around it?” Chris said, ending his rant against Barack’s efforts to stop the seemingly endless gun violence in America. “That is not right and it is not constitutional and we are going to kick your rear end out of the White House come this fall.”
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Technically, yes – Barack Obama will be out of the White House this fall, as he was successfully elected to the White House twice. He can’t serve another term. However, Chris was so worked up over the reforms the president announced on Jan. 5, he might have forgotten that. These actions happened because Barack was fed up with the Republican controlled Congress not passing any kind gun control, despite the multiple mass shootings in this country.
Chris isn’t the only one who’s angry at the president for closing off the gun-show loop hole or for pledging to enforce the gun laws the county currently has. Taya Kyle, 41, the widow of American Sniper writer, Chris Kyle, confronted Barack during a town hall forum on the new restrictions, telling him that these new laws won’t stop a murderer because killers don’t obey laws in the first place!
What do you think about Chris’s comments, HollywoodLifers? Do you agree with him calling the president a “petulant child?”