Chris Christie, the former governor of New Jersey who built a political brand around unfiltered frank talk aimed at political opponents and constituents alike, is starting a think tank centered on something unexpected: Civility in politics.
“Unfortunately our politics have gotten so ugly and divisive in the country that people are not having civilized conversations,” Christie told NJ Advance Media, which broke the news.
The Christie Institute of Public Policy, based at Christie’s law office in Morristown, N.J., it will fund research into public policy solutions, finance scholarships for law students interested in public office and public policy, and present a quarterly lecture series moderated by Christie himself.
— Beth Fertig (@bethfertig) August 19, 2019
“Take a bat to her”
“Sit down and shut up”
“Unfortunately our politics have gotten so ugly and divisive in the country that people are not having civilized conversations.”
It’s all an act. Always has been. https://t.co/puGqzI1QSS
— Ryan Hutchins (@ryanhutchins) August 15, 2019