PRINCETON - In the wake of the latest Republican presidential debate, Gov. Chris Christie is facing some challenges on his opinions of certain topics. The governor’s critics say that he has changed his positions in order to gain greater support as a Republican candidate.
During Thursday’s debate, candidate Marco Rubio attacked Christie for “flip-flopping” on issues such as gun control, Planned Parenthood and the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court.
In response, Christie denied all of Rubio’s claims. However, News 12 New Jersey has found some inconsistencies in his statements.
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“I didn’t support Sonia Sotomayor,” Christie responded to Rubio. Yet a 2009 statement issued by Christie said that he would “support Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court.”
Christie also said during the debate that he never wrote out a check to Planned Parenthood. However in a 1994 article in the Star Ledger, Christie is quoted as saying that he supported Planned Parenthood with his “personal contribution.”
Christie later claimed that he was misquoted.
Although the governor’s so-called “flip-flopping” has been the topic of many of the debates, many New Jersey residents tell News 12 New Jersey that they haven’t paid much attention to the “flips.”
Many say that opinion changing is what they have come to expect from politicians.
The governor is currently campaigning in Iowa. His office has not issued any comments on the “flip-flopping” issue.