Christie Defends Trump Sending Federal Agents to Cities: He’s Stepping Up While Mayors Are ‘Too Politically Timid’ to Stop Violence

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Chris Christie defended the Trump administration on ABC’s This Week over the president’s decision to send federal agents into cities like Portland in response to violent crime.

Christie told George Stephanopoulos that “Americans understand and understood the rightful peaceful protests that were going on throughout the country in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder, and you see it happening peacefully all across the country” but added, “Most Americans, George, do not believe that the riots that are happening in Portland and Seattle and in other places across the country that are causing destruction and injury and in some cases death are acceptable.”

He said Trump is right to act here and “if the mayors of those towns are too
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