Chris Christie: A sequester deal ‘should be pretty easy’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Monday continued his attacks on the state of play in Washington, D.C., accusing Congress of failing to reach a sequester deal that "should be pretty easy."

"I don't have the first damn idea of what they're doing down there," he said at a press conference. "So I don't understand it. I don't understand why they haven't fixed it already. Seems to me it should be pretty easy to fix. Real leadership would get this fixed."

Christie even advocated locking congressional leaders in a room -- something President Obama said at a Friday press conference that he doesn't have the authority to do ("I'm not a dictator").

Christie also had harsh words for Obama.

"Get everybody in a room and you fix it, and you don't let them leave until you fix it," he said. "That's what real leadership is; not calling a meeting two hours before the thing's going to hit to have a photo op in the driveway of the White House. That's not real leadership. Fix it."

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.
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Aaron Blake · March 4, 2013