Santorum’s ‘Satan’ comments relevant, Chris Christie says
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) says that former senator Rick Santorum’s (R-Pa.) 2008 remarks that “Satan has his sights set on America” are relevant to the presidential race.
“Listen, I think anything you say as a presidential candidate is relevant,” Christie, who has endorsed former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney (R), said Wednesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
“It is by definition relevant. You’re asking to be president of the United States. I don’t think (Santorum’s) right about that. I think it is relevant what he says. I think people want to make an evaluation, a complete evaluation of anyone who asks to sit in the Oval Office.”
Santorum told reporters after addressing a crowd of about 250 people in Phoenix, Ariz., Tuesday night that he believed the remarks on Satan — which were part of a speech he gave at a conservative Catholic university four years ago — were not relevant to the current primary battle.
In his remarks to the Phoenix crowd, Santorum argued that it’s the media that has turned his four-year-old speech into a new controversy and that he stands by his comments.
“I’ll defend everything I say,” Santorum said.