Even when he’s demonstrably wrong, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) cannot admit it or even show a tad of humility. TPM watched him try to extricate himself from his Ebola quarantine fiasco yesterday:
It’s not surprising that he tries to claim he didn’t change the policy. That’s standard for polls, particularly ones like Christie. But he actually claims that the nurse was symptomatic for Ebola (not true) and had a temperature (not true). They held on to her for 24 hours and now that she apparently doesn’t or no longer has Ebola they’re letting her go. Its a tour de force of projectile nonsense, with a high viral load of derp.
Not only that, but he refused to apologize for keeping her in a tent without running water. (A tent? WTF? Don’t they have hospitals in New Jersey?)
Nurse Kaci Hickox is planning to sue. Good luck; no amount of legal action or medical help will alter the fact that Chris Christie is a sphincter.