Meet the softer, gentler side of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
Just weeks after New Jersey lawmakers passed a bill that would establish a program offering medical treatment instead of jail time for nonviolent drug offenders, Christie, a possible vice presidential contender, praised the measure during a speech in Washington, D.C.
“If you’re pro-life, as I am, you can’t be pro-life just in the womb. Every life is precious and every one of God’s creatures can be redeemed,” Christie said during a wide-ranging Monday morning address at the Brookings Institution, a public policy research organization. “But they won’t be if we ignore them. … I believe that the results will show, after this is fully implemented, will be startling because people can be treated and miracles happen every day at these facilities. Lives are restored.”