Manchester, NH – Governor Tom Ridge released the following statement in response to Governor Christie’s attacks this evening on Jon Huntsman’s service as Ambassador to China:
"Shame on Governor Christie for repeating Mitt Romney's divisive line of attack on Governor Huntsman's decision to put country before politics.
"The responsibility to represent our country in the most important diplomatic position of the 21st century should be applauded -- not politicized.
"This type of divisive attack is exactly what the country is sick and tired of. We deserve better.
"Having served two different presidents as a soldier and a cabinet secretary, I understand firsthand the value of service to one's country, and that is just one of the many reasons I am proud to support Governor Huntsman."
Gov. Tom Ridge served as our nation’s first Secretary of Homeland Security. He was twice elected Governor of Pennsylvania and served 12 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. Gov. Ridge also served as an infantry staff sergeant in Vietnam, earning the Bronze Star for Valor, the Combat Infantry Badge, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.