NJ Gov. Christie to Helm Opioid Addiction Commission
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will join with President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, in an initiative to combat the nation’s opioid addiction epidemic.”
“Jared and I have worked incredibly well on this issue and, by the way, on a whole bunch of other issues during the campaign,” Christie he said in a TV interview Wednesday morning. “We are working hard because we know our job is to try to make sure that this White House is as successful as it can be for the people of this country who elected Donald Trump to bring change to our country and bring change to this town.”
Gov. Christie said addiction is a disease, and his commission will focus on helping people “renew their lives and become productive citizens of society.”
He said there is a shortage of facilities that can effectively treat patients. compared his stance to his pro-life beliefs.
“I believe in the sanctity of every life and I believe that every life is a gift from God. No life is disposable and the person who is addicted to heroin, opiates and other drugs and their lives are falling apart, we have an obligation to save that life too. to give them a second chance. I think if you’re pro life you need to be pro life for the whole life,” he said.
While Gov. Christie will head up the commission on opioid addiction, he said he is not joining the Trump Administration now and that he will finish his last term as Governor, but he did not rule out joining the administration once that ends.
The Governor refused to say if he believes Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) should recuse himself from the House Intelligence Committee’s probe on Russian involvement in the Y 2016 election, calling it a “very personal decision” for Mr. Nunes to make.
“What I will tell you , though, is that I think the setup in the Congress, both at the Senate Intelligence Committee and the House Intelligence Committee, has been traditionally bi-partisan, and I think they’ll be able to handle it appropriately,” said Gov. Christie.