Conservative pundit Ann Coulter trashed New Jersey Governor Chris Christie over his position on immigration during her a lively speech at CPAC this evening. Coulter emphasized that the battle over immigration reform should now be the most important thing Republican activists are fighting over in the coming years and because of this she has disowned the popular New Jersey governor.
Coulter didn’t exactly wait to take on Christie by making fun of his weight in remarks where she tied sequester cuts to his exclusion from the annual conservative confab. “Even CPAC had to cut back on its speakers this year…by about 300 pounds,” said Coulter, drawing ooos and guffaws from the crowd.
Christie has fallen out of favor with Coulter because of position immigration more than anything else. Coulter said that the fate of the Republican Party actually rests in how this issue plays out. “If amnesty goes through America becomes California and no Republican will ever win another election,” she said.
Coulter said she is a single issue voter now and if you support amnesty, you’re not in here wheelhouse for 2016 anymore. “I’m now a single-issue voter against amnesty, so Chris Christie’s off my list,” she said.
In addition to torching Christie, she took on Todd Akin and other controversial conservative Republican candidates that made comments about rape. “We can’t anticipate every candidates mistake but we can stop encouraging our candidates from showing off for the base positions that aren’t even our positions,” she said.
“It’s not the position of the National Right To Life Committee that a woman should carry the baby of her rapist. I think our position is “No, absolutely, exceptions for rape and abortion, Now we should talk about 99% of the other abortions. Hey! Where did all Democrats go. I think our position is, also, locking up the rapist and not giving tim the right to vote like the Democrats want to,” said Coulter