Christie: I would not have pardoned Arpaio

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said Wednesday he would not have pardoned Joe Arpaio, the controversial former sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz.

During an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Christie called the pardon power an “extraordinary power” for any executive.

“My understanding has always been that one of the prerequisites you look for in giving a pardon is contrition for what you were convicted of,” he said.

“I didn’t see that in Sheriff Arpaio.”

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