The Spectacle Blog

GOP Keynoter Chris Christie a Compelling Choice for Attorney General?

By on 8.14.12 | 8:48AM

When he delivers the keynote address at the Republican National Convention (RNC) later this month, N.J. Gov. Chris Christie may have a few choice words for Attorney General Eric Holder who has become a huge liability to Team Obama in the aftermath the "Fast and Furious" scandal. House Republicans are filing a federal lawsuit against Holder in an effort to obtain documents connected with botched effort to link Arizona gun sales to drug cartels in Mexico.

Holder has also been called out for abusing and manipulating the "motor voter" provision for the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), while ignoring a separate provision of the same law that requires state officials to remove ineligible voters from the rolls. By blocking voter fraud investigations, Holder's Justice Department aims to uptick the Democratic vote.

By contrast, while serving as the U.S. attorney in N.J., Christie aggressively prosecuted top officials in both major parties and applied the law evenly. As governor, he has taken the power of organized labor and activist judiciary to implement reforms that were viewed as unthinkable just a few years ago. He would be an ideal pick as the next attorney general of the United States.

When he announced that Gov. Christie would be the keynote speaker at the GOP convention, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus issued the following statement:

As governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie has proven how bold Republican leadership gets results. He has fearlessly tackled his state's most difficult challenges, while looking out for hardworking taxpayers. He is a leader of principle and conviction, and I am excited to hear him address the Republican National Convention as our keynote speaker. Governor Christie will make the case for America's Comeback Team and will rally our party and country in support of the Romney-Ryan ticket.

It is not by happenstance that the "motor voter" suits flowing over Holder's Justice Department in cooperation with far left pressure groups are targeting swing states. That might be worth mentioning in the keynote.

Send to Kindle

Like this Article

Print this Article

Print Article