"Governor Christie took responsibility and showed what a leader does, and I think that's refreshing."
Republican National Committee Spokesman Sean Spicer appeared on MSNBC on Friday where he told anchor Chris Jansing that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's forthright response to the scandal involving lane closures on the George Washington Bridge "refreshing." He added that, given how Democrats have responded to "scandal after scandal," Christie's candor stands in positive contrast.
"What Americans, I think, have been yearning for from politicians is someone standing up and saying, 'Something went wrong on my watch, I'm going to acknowledge it was wrong, it was unacceptable, I'm going to show you what a leader does," Spicer insisted.
"Time after time, I'm proud to say that it's the Republicans, especially our governors, that are doing these kind of things," he continued.
"Scandal after scandal, the press corps seems to buy into, 'Okay, well they just said it was nothing and let's move on," Spicer added. "Governor Christie took responsibility and showed what a leader does, and I think that's refreshing."
Excuse me now, I think I need to go have a good scream.
CNN, Crossfire, May 19, 2014. The RNC's Sean Spicer claims the Democrats have no one other than Hillary Clinton that will run for president in 2016 and attacks Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders for moving the party to the left.