- Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Sunday stated President Donald Trump’s authorized crew was “a nationwide embarrassment” for making claims of widespread voter fraud within the presidential election with out offering any verifiable proof.
- On ABC’s “This Week,” Christie, a Republican, stated Trump’s attorneys have had ample alternatives to current strong proof of any voting irregularities.
- “They allege fraud outdoors the courtroom, however contained in the courtroom they do not plead fraud and so they do not argue fraud,” he stated.
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Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Sunday known as President Donald Trump’s authorized crew “a nationwide embarrassment” for making claims of widespread voter fraud within the 2020 presidential election with out offering clear and convincing proof in court docket.
On ABC’s “This Week,” Christie, a Republican, lit into the president’s protection attorneys, saying that they’ve had a number of possibilities to current strong proof of any voting irregularities.
“The president has had a possibility to entry the courts,” he stated. “I stated…in the event you’ve received the proof of fraud, current it. What’s occurred right here is kind of frankly, the conduct of the president’s authorized crew has been a nationwide embarrassment.”
Christie particularly blasted Trump lawyer Sidney Powell for unleashing a string of election-based conspiracy theories throughout tv appearances within the weeks after the election, significantly one alleging that Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp allowed voter fraud to happen in his state.
“Sidney Powell accusing [Republican] Gov. Brian Kemp of a criminal offense on tv, but being unwilling to go on TV and defend and lay out the proof that she supposedly has,” Christie stated. “That is outrageous conduct by any lawyer and spot that they will not do it contained in the courtroom.”
He added: “They allege fraud outdoors the courtroom, however contained in the courtroom they do not plead fraud and so they do not argue fraud.”
Christie, who ran against Trump within the 2016 Republican presidential primaries, has change into an ally of the Trump White Home, even helping him prepare for debates towards then-Democratic nominee Joe Biden this fall. Nonetheless, he’s additionally identified for his blunt speak, and within the wake of a Pennsylvania lawsuit alleging fraud being dismissed with prejudice on November 21, he did not maintain again any punches, regardless of his closeness to the president.
“I have been a supporter of the president,” Christie stated. “I voted for him twice. However elections have penalties. We can not proceed to behave as if one thing occurred right here that did not occur. You could have an obligation to current the proof. The proof has not been offered.”
Since Biden was declared president-elect, Trump has resisted coordinating transition efforts with the incoming administration and has continued with last-ditch authorized and recount efforts in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, regardless of a continued lack of verifiable proof indicating any kind of fraud.