Chris Christie says House GOP jeering Biden at State of the Union was ‘big mistake’

Chris Christie, a former governor of New Jersey, said on Sunday that the House GOP

made a "huge mistake" when it jeered President Biden during the State of the Union speech last week.

Big error. On ABC's "This Week," Christie said, "Look, you know, you don't want to, you don't want to rise to the bait,

and they did, a number of them did, and it was a tremendous mistake. During Biden's expansive speech to a joint session of Congress,

Republican legislators occasionally booed and heckled the president. The opposition peaked when Biden said that some in the GOP want to sunset

Medicare and Social Security. Look, laughing in reaction to that would have been the preferable course of action.

In Christie's opinion, the best course of action would have been to simply laugh at the president at the time and move on.

If you really wanted to respond to the president saying something as ridiculous as the Republicans [want to sunset the programmes]

because of what one Republican, Rick Scott, said, which was immediately rejected by almost the entire rest of the party,"

Look, I think that kind of screaming and ranting is never good. It doesn't help you at all. The former governor said,

And it gave Joe Biden a chance to engage them back in a way that was spontaneous, which I think was perhaps the best portion of his entire address.

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