Chris Christie's Dig At Hillary Clinton During The GOP Debate Had One Hilarious Problem
During the sixth GOP debate in North Charleston, South Carolina, on Thursday, Chris Christie didn't wait long to attack Hillary Clinton. The New Jersey governor said if he's the Republican nominee, Clinton won't get within 10 miles of the White House. Funnily enough though, Christie's dig at Clinton during the GOP debate ignored the fact that she actually lives within 10 miles of the White House.
Immediately after Christie's promise, journalists began pointing out that Clinton's house is only a few miles from the president's home at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Of course, it was clear that Christie meant he would beat the Democrat in the general election, keeping her from living in the White House, but his pledge was factually incorrect. It raised important logistical questions: Would Christie force Clinton to move further from his hypothetical home? Would he get a restraining order forbidding her from coming within a 10-mile radius of the grounds? Would he just ban her from the city of Washington, D.C. entirely?
Unfortunately for Christie, none of those options seem very likely, or even legal. Christie has no power, even if elected president, to keep Clinton a certain distance from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue or any other federal building.
All seven Republicans on stage were quick to attack the Democratic front-runner, so Christie definitely wasn't alone. The moderators even asked the candidates if past allegations of Bill Clinton sexually assaulting women, and subsequent claims that Clinton enabled his alleged abuse, were relevant to the campaign. However, no one else's criticism made as little sense as Christie's.
I think it's safe to say that whether or not Clinton becomes president, she won't be forced to sell her current home because it's within 10 miles of the White House.