Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Sunday blasted President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s win, calling Trump’s authorized workforce “a nationwide embarrassment.”
Christie, a Republican and longtime adviser to Trump, condemned the president for making claims of widespread voter fraud with out presenting any proof, including that it’s time for Trump to concede the election to Biden.
“The conduct of the president’s authorized workforce has been a nationwide embarrassment,” Christie, an ABC Information political analyst, mentioned throughout an look on ABC’s “This Week.”
He torched Trump marketing campaign lawyer Sidney Powell for accusing Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) of “against the law on tv.” Throughout an interview with conservative outlet Newsmax on Saturday, Powell baselessly claimed Kemp, a Trump ally, was bribed by a voting machine firm in a conspiracy to defeat Trump.
“That is outrageous conduct by any lawyer,” Christie mentioned. “And see … they gained’t do it contained in the courtroom. They allege fraud exterior the courtroom however once they go contained in the courtroom, they don’t plead fraud they usually don’t argue fraud.”
Although Trump marketing campaign legal professionals have pushed unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud and ballot-counting irregularities in public, they’ve scrapped such allegations in court docket.
In a lawsuit filed in Pennsylvania, a choose requested the Trump marketing campaign authorized workforce point-blank whether or not they have been alleging fraud. “To my data at current, no,” the Trump workforce lawyer responded.
“Hear, I’ve been a supporter of the president’s,” Christie mentioned Sunday. “I voted for him twice. However elections have penalties, and we can’t proceed to behave as if one thing occurred right here that didn’t occur.”
You’ve gotten an obligation to current the proof. The proof has not been introduced and you could conclude ― as [Fox News’] Tucker Carlson even concluded the opposite night time ― that if you’re unwilling to return ahead and current the proof, it should imply the proof doesn’t exist.
That’s what I used to be involved about on election night time, and I stay involved in the present day. I feel it’s improper. I feel … you’ve heard plenty of Republicans beginning to say this ― I mentioned it on election night time ― and I hope extra say it going ahead as a result of the nation is what has to matter probably the most. As a lot as I’m a robust Republican and I like my get together, it’s the nation that has to return first.
A number of high Republicans have publicly acknowledged Biden as president-elect, although most have both refused to take action or have remained silent on the problem.
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