Friday, January 19, 2018

Frank Lautenberg, Chris Christie

FILE – In this Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011 file photograph, Sen. Frank Lautenberg, right, D-NJ, listens as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a gathering in Lincoln Park, N.J. Lautenberg died Monday, June 3, 2013 at the age of 89. In 2012, Christie called him a “partisan hack” and an “embarrassment” and said it was time for Lautenberg to retire. Lautenberg called Christie “the name-calling governor” and “the king of liars.” But on Monday Christie said, “I think the best way to describe Frank Lautenberg and the way he would like to be described is as a fighter. Sen. Lautenberg fought for the things he believed in. Sometimes he just fought because he liked to… I give him praise for a life well-lived,” Christie added. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, file)