The decision not to invite New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to the Conservative Political Action Conference undermines the annual event’s credibility, a New York Republican lawmaker said on Friday.
“That’s a suicidal death wish,” U.S. Rep. Peter King said on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.”
Al Cardenas, chairman of the group which runs CPAC, said he did not invite Christie back to the event this year because the governor had not held conservative positions in recent months.
Specifically, he said on CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront,” because of the $60 billion Superstorm Sandy relief bill he supported and a temporary, federally funded expansion of Medicaid in New Jersey.