New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) bashed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s call to expand the number of citizens registered to vote.
“Secretary Clinton doesn’t know the first thing about voting rights in New Jersey or in the other states that she attacked,” Christie said according to northjersey.com in New Hampshire on Friday. “My sense is that she just wants an opportunity to commit greater acts of voter fraud around the country.”
The comments by Christie, who’s strongly hinted at plans to run for president in 2016, came a day after the Democratic presidential candidate bashed Republicans for passing voter ID laws and called for instituting automatic voting registration for every citizen 18 and older.
Other declared and would-be 2016 Republican candidates swiped at Clinton for her remarks. Fresh off of declaring his 2016 White House bid, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) defended a voter ID law he signed and Clinton criticized saying that it’s the same as when people present identification to board an airplane.
“When I got on the airline to come here yesterday, I had to show my photo I.D.,” Perry said in an interview with “Fox and Friends” on Friday. He added that Clinton “went into my home state and dissed every person who supports having an identification to either get on an airplane or to vote. It’s highly popular.”
Watch the video of Christie’s comments below: