Christie says DeSantis put ‘politics ahead of his job’ by not seeing Biden during hurricane visit

Florida State Of The State
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gestures as he gives his State of the State address during a joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)

The Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie says Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis put “politics ahead of his job” by declining to meet with President Joe Biden during Biden’s weekend visit to survey Hurricane Idalia’s damage in DeSantis’ state.

Christie made the comments Tuesday during a Fox News Radio interview. And he knows such circumstances can create an enduring image. Photos of then-New Jersey Gov. Christie giving a warm greeting to Democratic President Barack Obama during a visit after Superstorm Sandy in 2012 earned Christie scorn among national Republicans.

That moment even came up during the first Republican presidential debate last month.

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9/6/2023 12:38:25 PM (GMT -5:00)

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