Why does Sharpton think the Governor of New Jersey should cancel his plans because of what’s happening in Missouri? Shouldn’t he be outraged over Obama going to a concert during the riots?
Via The Hill:
The Rev. Al Sharpton slammed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) for dancing with Jamie Foxx in the Hamptons over the weekend, while protests and police activity in Ferguson, Missouri, escalated.
The potential 2016 candidate was attending a fundraiser. Also present and taking his turn on the stage was Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).
Sharpton told MSNBC’s Tamron Hall on Monday that he thinks possible presidential candidates have a responsibility to speak out about the situation in Ferguson.
“This is now a national, central issue, and anyone running for president needs to come up with a formula, or, in my opinion, they forfeit their right to be taken seriously,” he said. “I’m amazed that we’re not hearing from leading candidates … Chris Christie or Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton. I land in New York this morning, and I see Chris Christie dancing with Jamie Foxx.”
While Christie and McCain busted moves on Saturday night, police unleashed tear gas on protesters in Ferguson. Amid the mayhem, a man was wounded by gunshots. This came after Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) declared a state of emergency and instituted a midnight curfew.