Crowd goes wild as Chris Christie holds mock trial for Hillary Clinton
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie set the Republican National Convention crowd on fire Tuesday night as he scathingly attacked Hillary Clinton, playing prosecutor in his own rhetorical version of a mock trial.
Citing his experience as a prosecutor, Christie laid out a case against Clinton, criticizing her for a "failure for ruining Libya and creating a nest for terrorist activity by ISIS" and the debacle surrounding her private email usage.
As he made each point, he asked the crowd if she was guilty or not guilty, inspiring a loud "guilty" response each time.
The rousing speech inspired the crowd to chant "lock her up" repeatedly.
Christie ripped Clinton for saying the United States should "strengthen Russia" and for her role in negotiating and supporting the Iranian nuclear deal. He also suggested that as an "apologist for an Al-Qaeda affiliate in Nigeria" she was responsible in part for the kidnapping of girls by Boko Haram.
Christie was especially brutal in his assessment of the presumptive nominee's email scandal.
"Lets face it: Hillary Clinton cared more about protecting her own secrets than she did about protecting America's secrets," he said. "Then she lied about it over and over again."
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Christie, who has also been a fierce ally of Donald Trump's since dropping out of the primary race, made a point to contract Clinton's disingenuous nature against Trump's blunt and bold vision.
"Her focus group tested persona, with no genuineness to be found, is a sham meant to obscure all the facts and leave you able to vote for her," he said. "We cannot promote someone to Commander-in-Chief who has made the world a more violent and dangerous place with every bad judgment she has made."
Clinton responded to the speech with a tweet slamming Christie for his role in the Bridgegate scandal.