(Trenton) — Today, the Chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee John Currie slammed New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for dismissing the blatant plagiarism of Donald Trump’s wife, Melania Trump, during her speech at last night's Republican convention.
“I find his attitude — that there is one set of rules for Chris Christie and his friends, and another for the rest of us — both offensive and irresponsible. It is a real problem — one for which New Jersey pays a price,” said Chairman Currie. “It sends the wrong message to New Jersey school children and their families when he condones bad behavior, and I think it is directly related to the fact that felony conspiracies were hatched and implemented by several of his closest advisors. New Jersey deserves a governor who will not turn the other cheek just to serve his personal political ambitions. We're better than that.”
Notably, the well-documented plagiarism of Michele Obama's 2008 convention speech by Melania Trump would not have been allowed at Chris Christie's alma mater. The University of Delaware defines plagiarism as "the inclusion of someone else’s words... as one’s own,” and lists it first among academic violations in its official Code of Conduct, a violation of which may also "constitute a violation of city, state, or federal law and vice versa."
Curiously, the next offense listed in the University’s policy is “fabrication" — another irresponsible behavior that Chris Christie frequently engages in.