Jim Cramer participated in the CNBC debate Wednesday night to speak to Republican presidential hopefuls; in particular he spoke with Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey.
Cramer pointed out that there was a lot of rhetoric that individuals involved in the financial crisis in 2008 should have gone to jail.
General Motors paid a fine of nearly $1 billion in a settlement over its ignition switch defect. Faulty ignition switches were linked to 124 deaths, and no one went to jail.
Christie responded that the individuals involved in the faulty switch should be behind bars, stating: "If I were the prosecutor, that is exactly where they would be. The fact is that this Justice Department has been a political Justice Department. A Justice Department that decides they want to pick who the winners and losers are."
Christie added that GM received a pass from the Justice Department, because it liked General Motors. Yet it asked former CIA Director David Petraeus to resign.