Nov. 5, 2015, 8:07 AM
In a video posted a few days ago, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey (R) delivered a passionate and emotional speech about addiction.
The video is really taking off — accumulating over 5 million views through The Huffington Post’s Facebook page alone, as well as being repeatedly featured on cable news.
“My mother was a smoker,” the 2016 presidential candidate began in the video. “She smoked her whole life. She was addicted to nicotine.
“We know the lung cancer was caused by the smoking,” Christie said. “But no one came to me and said, ‘Hey listen, your mother was dumb. She started smoking when she was 16. Then after we told her it was bad for her, she kept doing it. … She’s getting what she deserves.’ No one said that.”
Chris Christie’s emotional speech