- The Washington Times - Friday, July 17, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie said Friday that the wave of sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby “is just sickening” and that the disgraced comedian should be prosecuted if he’s guilty.

“Let’s focus on what’s really important here, which is the conduct. And the conduct is reprehensible,” the New Jersey governor said on CNN. “As the father of two daughters, it makes me sick.”

“You don’t want to always change laws just to deal with one circumstance,” he continued. “But the fact is, if the law permits prosecution and the evidence is there, he should be prosecuted. And if it doesn’t, then we need to examine those laws on a going forward basis and see what we may need to do.

“The thing that I focus on the most as a father is just how incomprehensible it is to me that someone, if what he did and what’s alleged is actually what he did, that someone in a position of authority and influence and esteem in this country — I watched ‘The Cosby Show.’

“The fact that he would engage in that kind of conduct, if that’s what he did, is just sickening,” Mr. Christie added.

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