May 28, 2015—This morning’s Fox and Friends highlighted GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie’s attacks on fellow contender Senator Rand Paul, tying him to Edward Snowden who Christie called “a criminal.”
Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst Judge Napolitano corrected Christie, saying, “No, no, no, no, no, and Governor Christie, who’s a very bright lawyer and is the former chief federal prosecutor in New Jersey, knows that he is innocent ’til proven guilty.”
Fox host Brian Kilmeade interrupted, “But you think he’s a criminal?”
“No, I don’t think he’s a criminal.”
That left Kilmeade exasperated. Napolitano also said, “For the governor to call him a criminal when he knows, in fact, he’s innocent until proven guilty is a cheap political shot. Now, I was surprised at what Christie said. Because he also said, quote, ‘It is dangerous to be debating this.'”
Christie’s scare-tactics are all he has, and that’s why he’d rather not debate the issue. Napolitano wisely compared Christie’s words to that of the patriot Patrick Henry.
As foreign policy and national security bleed into violations of the Bill of Rights at home, Republican voters have to make a choice about the future of their party. It’s Patrick Henry or death.
Back in 2013, Judge Napolitano said that Christie and Paul personified that divide:
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