- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 21, 2016

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is a “disgrace” who knows nothing about law enforcement yet continues to accuse officers of racial bias.

Mr. Christie, an adviser to Republican nominee Donald Trump, made the comments Wednesday on “The Laura Ingraham Show” after Mrs. Clinton decried “systemic racism” following the fatal police shooting of Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

“She’s a disgrace. She’s a disgrace, and those comments are a disgrace,” Mr. Christie said, BuzzFeed reported. “It’s typical of Hillary Clinton. She knows nothing, but the mouth never stops. And, the fact is she has no idea what happened in North Carolina. The same way, as you very aptly pointed out Laura, people jumped to conclusions in Ferguson, which caused riot conditions in Ferguson, because of politicians dumping gasoline on a fire.”

“I’m just appalled and as someone who spent seven years in law enforcement she’s exactly the kind of politician that law enforcement loathes, loathes her,” he said. “Because, she jumps to conclusion for political gain and doesn’t care what careers or lives she ruins in the process.”

On Monday, Tulsa Police released video that showed officers fatally shooting 40-year-old Crutcher outside his car on Sept. 16. Mrs. Clinton said Tuesday on “The Steve Harvey Morning Show” that “we’ve got to tackle systemic racism” in America that allows these deaths to continue.

“How many times do we have to see this in our country?” the former secretary of state asked. “In Tulsa, an unarmed man with his hands in the air? I mean, this is just unbearable, and it needs to be intolerable. And so maybe I can, by speaking directly to white people, say, look, this is not who we are.”

“We’ve got to do everything possible to improve policing, to go right at implicit bias,” she added. “We can do better.”

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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