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September 5th, 2014
05:44 PM ET

Roundtable: Chris Christie's non-answer on immigration

(CNN) – During a trip to Mexico City Gov. Chris Christie, R-New Jersey, said he won't state position on immigration unless he runs for president:

"I have no role in the immigration debate, except for how it may affect the individual citizens of New Jersey, which I'll deal with as governor. But I won't have anything to say on immigration unless and until i become a candidate for president of the united states, if that happens, then I will articulate a full position on it. And you guys can pick it apart or praise it or damn it however you like," Christie said Thursday.

CNN political commentator and Republican strategist Kevin Madden, and CNN "Crossfire" co-host Stephanie Cutter discuss Christie's boldfaced dodge, and the dead heat Senate race in Arkansas, in the video above.

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