National Committee President/CEO, Max Richtman's reacts to Chris Christie's suspension of his Presidential campaign: 

“New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s political strategy to portray himself as a tough-talking-truth-teller by promising to destroy America’s retirement safety net if elected President came to a predictable conclusion today.  I say it’s predictable because Americans have worked hard to earn their Social Security and Medicare and this campaign shows they simply don’t support Christie’s slash and burn strategy.  Voters, of all political persuasions, agree Social Security and Medicare must be strengthened not cut.  That’s a powerful lesson for the remaining candidates after today’s Christie campaign suspension announcement.

National Committee members and supporters will continue our engagement with Presidential candidates in town halls and forums nationwide with one clear message -- our nation must honor its commitment to America’s workers who’ve contributed to Social Security and Medicare their entire working lives.  Not only do we oppose plans to privatize, means-test and slash benefits, working and retired Americans want candidates who have ideas on how to boost benefits for millions of seniors, survivors, people with disabilities and their families who are struggling just to get by.”...Max Richtman, NCPSSM President/CEO