Christie And Cruz’s Poorly Timed Attacks On Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter is one of the finest men to ever have been president. He has used his post-presidency to save the world. And on the week he announced that cancer spread to his brain, two Republican candidates chose to attack him.
Christie and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz both took shots at ailing former president Jimmy Carter on Saturday while on the campaign trail for the 2016 Republican nomination.
Christie said that we have the “weakest” president on foreign policy, and that, “[Obama] makes Jimmy Carter look strong,” while addressing an Iowa State Fair crowd from a soapbox.
Cruz, speaking at the Koch-backed Americans For Prosperity event, Defending the Dream, in Columbus, Ohio, repeated a similar version of an attack he delivered Friday at the Iowa State Fair, when he compared the Obama and Carter administrations’ “same failed domestic policies, same misery, stagnation and malaise, same feckless and naïve foreign policy.”Carter revealed on Thursday that melanoma had spread to his brain and that he would begin radiation treatment immediately.
Cruz offered Carter support on Twitter prior to his Iowa comments. Christie did not. Cruz previously has apologized for attacking Vice President Joe Biden in the aftermath of his elder son’s death.