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Must-see morning clip: Jon Stewart slams Chris Christie for putting presidential ambitions before his state

"Now we know, Gov. Christie's presidential ambition is the one thing he won't put in a tiny crate"

Joanna Rothkopf
November 20, 2014 7:30PM (UTC)

On Wednesday evening's edition of "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart addressed Gov. Chris Christie's so-called pig problem. Christie has to decide by December if New Jersey's pig farmers should be allowed to use gestation crates. The crates in question, where farmers send pregnant pigs in order to stop them from fighting, are actually driving the pigs insane, according to the Humane Society. In them, pigs are unable to turn around, lie down or extend their limbs.

Recently, the state's legislature passed a bill banning the crates, and the measure is supported by 93 percent of Jersey's voters. But Christie told a group of Iowa pig farmers that he would veto the bill. Why, oh why do Iowa pig farmers matter?


Oh right. Iowa is both the largest producer of pigs in the country (by far) and the location of the first election caucuses.

"So let me get this straight: purely to advance is personal political goals, Chris Christie is going to veto a bill almost unanimously supported by the people of New Jersey, which is weird, considering the kind of guy Chris Christie always says he is," said Stewart.

Stewart then played several clips in which Christie claims that his only job is to represent the people of New Jersey.


"Now we know, Gov. Christie's presidential ambition is the one thing he won't put in a tiny crate."

Joanna Rothkopf

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