New Jersey Gov. Christie sounded off on both Republicans and Democrats, but wasn’t afraid to call out his own party during an event on Monday night.
The Huffington Post reports that New Jersey’s governor slammed the national Republican Party when he told a group of CEOs that the GOP's electoral woes stem from "bad decision-making and a loss of courage."
Christie, who was comfortably re-elected in New Jersey earlier this month, shared his thoughts while speaking at the Wall Street Journal's annual CEO Council. He said that "everyone down here in D.C. has failed" to lead the nation.
As for the government shutdown, Christie said “both sides” were to blame, but as for his own party said, “I think there were a number of people in Congress on the Republican side of the aisle who just did not have an end-game strategy,” according to ABC News.
Christie also went after President Obama because “he has not developed the relationships that are necessary on a personal level on both sides of the aisle,” but said “what we have unfortunately in Washington on both sides of the aisle at times are absolutists.”
Christie, who might be a candidate for the White House in 2016, downplayed any concerns among members of his own party who feel that he might not be conservative enough.
“I’m going be me and if I ever decide to run for anything again and being me isn’t good enough then fine I’ll go home. This isn’t my whole life,” Christie stated.