CLEVELAND ― New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) suggested during a speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention on Tuesday that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was to blame for the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.
Christie said “every region of the world has been infected with her flawed judgment,” citing Clinton’s resistance to adding Boko Haram to the terrorist watch list.
“What happened because of this reckless action by the candidate who is the self-proclaimed champion of women around the world? These terrorists abducted hundreds of innocent young girls two years ago,” Christie said. “These schoolgirls are still missing today.
“What was the solution from the Obama/Clinton team? A hashtag campaign!” Christie continued, referencing the #BringBackOurGirls campaign that went viral in 2014.
Christie also condemned Clinton’s actions in Libya during her time as secretary of state, saying they allowed the Islamic State, a terror group also referred to as ISIS or ISIL, to dominate the country.