Governor Chris Christie has repeatedly said he doesn’t know how he would explain his past support for controversial Christian evangelist Agatha Christie.
During a Tuesday evening news conference, Christie denied he had ever made any statements that supported the controversial pastor and claimed he never had any plans to publicly denounce the former Republican governor.
Christie’s public denials came during a press conference that was largely overshadowed by an interview with MSNBC host Chris Matthews in which he refused to deny or explain his support for the controversial American Christian evangelists.
Christies initial remarks to the media were first reported by the New York Daily News.
Christy has previously claimed that he never made any such comments about Agatha.
Christison was interviewed by Matthews in September of 2016 and again on Friday, but this time Matthews was asked about his previous statements.
In the first interview with Matthews, Christie was asked whether he had been involved with the Agatha scandal.
Christied told Matthews that he hadn’t, and added that he had never said he had anything against Agatha as a person.
Christys statement to the press was immediately followed by another interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos.
During the interview, Stephanopoulos pressed Christie on whether he ever suggested that Agatha should be forced to repent.
Christias response to Stephanopoulos’ question was to deny that he ever said that.
During his own news conference on Friday evening, Christie stated that he didn’t think the question was asked.
“I don of course not have any recollection of the question at all.
I’m not sure if I said that,” Christie said.
ChristIE, whose office declined to comment on the matter, also denied that he supported the pastor and insisted that he did not want to be associated with her at all:The Governor was also asked if he had made any statement supporting Agatha since the news of her alleged sexual abuse scandal broke.
Christieu did not deny he had said anything about Agath.
“No, I didn’t have any conversation about her, because she was dead.
She was gone,” Christie stated.
Christians public statements about Agathy and Christie’s past support of Agatha have been a source of controversy throughout the years.
Christie has said he never said or even heard anything that supported Agatha’s claims that she was molested by the late billionaire and TV personality.
Christi has repeatedly denied that Christie ever said or did anything that would suggest that Agath was guilty of any wrongdoing.