CHRIS Christie slammed Donald Trump for his “absurd” attempts to overturn election results and urged the Republicans to “move on.”
Christie, a loyal Trump ally who helped the president with his 2020 presidential election campaign, has become increasingly critical of attempts to undermine the results of the election.
Chris Christie slammed Donald Trump for his “absurd” attempts to overturn election results and urged the Republicans to “move on.”Credit: ABC
“The legal theory put forward by his legal team and by the president is an absurdity,” Christie said in a panel discussion on ABC’s “This Week.”
Christie, a Republican who previously served as governor of New Jersey, ripped the case brought by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton before the Supreme Court – which overwhelmingly refused to hear the case.
The long-shot action called vote results “unconstitutional” in four battleground states won by Biden and tried to monitor how other states run their elections.
“The reason why the Supreme Court didn’t take it is because it’s an absurd idea to think that any state or any number of states, no matter how good they are, can challenge another state’s right to run the election as they see fit,” Christie said.
Christie also slammed the president and his legal team for providing no evidence of alleged election fraudCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Christie is a loyal Trump ally who helped the president with his 2020 presidential election campaignCredit: Reuters
The former governor also slammed the president and his legal team for providing “no evidence” of alleged election fraud.
“As I have been saying since election night, show us the evidence. And what’s gotten even worse, though, Martha, I think, is the attacks by the president on good, hardworking, decent Republican governors,” Christie said.
Christie the backed Doug Ducey, calling the Arizona governor “tough” and “a good governor” after the president has branded Ducey and Georgia Governor Brian Kemp as “RINOs.”
“Who is a worse governor, @BrianKempGA of Georgia or @dougducey of Arizona??? These are two RINO Republicans who fought against me and the Republican Party harder than any Democrat,” Trump tweeted on Saturday.
He continued: “They allowed states that I won easily to be stolen. Never forget, vote them out of office!”
But Christie effectively called the president a liar, noting that Trump is “telling people things that aren’t true.”
He said: “Now, after the election is over, and he lost Arizona and Georgia, he says they’re RINOs that are working harder against him. He’s calling them corrupt, and also telling people things that aren’t true.”
Christie added that he was “disappointed that the president lost” but that “people are going to have to stand up” to him about his handling of the election aftermath.
“Republicans now need to say, thank you, Mr. President, for your service,” Christie said.
He added: “The fundamental challenge for Republicans is to move on. Move on.”
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