Chris Christie calls Trump’s electoral fraud claims an ‘absurdity’ and slams the President for still refusing to concede
- The former New Jersey governor helped Trump with his election campaign
- He has grown increasingly frustrated with the president’s refusal to concede
- Christie was part of a round table discussion on ABC on Sunday morning
- He said it was dispiriting how the president was attacking decent governors
Chris Christie on Sunday dragged continued efforts from Donald Trump and his allies to overturn the election results, claiming their legal theories are an ‘absurdity.’
‘The legal theory put forward by his legal team and by the president is an absurdity,’ Christie told ABC’s ‘This Week’ on Sunday morning.
The Republican former governor of New Jersey was specifically referencing the recent case brought to the Supreme Court by Texas, attempting to police how other states run their election in an effort to overturn Joe Biden‘s victory.
Seven of the nine justices refused on Friday to hear the case.
Chris Christie appeared on ABC’s This Week on Sunday to discuss the election results
Donald Trump spoke to Fox on Saturday and said he believes the election is not over
‘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.
He added: ‘And, also, there’s no evidence.’
Although Christie was working with Trump earlier this year as he prepared for debates with Biden before, he has now become critical of the way the president is handling the aftermath of the election.
During his roundtable discussion on ABC News, Christie also denounced Trump’s recent attacks on Republican governors he claims are ‘decent people’ – mainly those in swing states that went blue.
‘What’s gotten even worse,’ Christie said, ‘is the attacks by the president on good, hardworking, decent Republican governors.
‘He’s calling them corrupt, and also telling people things that aren’t true,’ said Christie, who ran against Trump in the 2016 Republican primary election.
Trump on Sunday played golf at his Sterling, Virginia course and greeted supporters
Trump has come down hard against two Republican governors, Doug Ducey of Arizona and Brian Kemp of Georgia, for not doing enough to overturn the election results in their respective states, which both went blue – securing Biden’s victory.
Last month, Trump tweeted that Kemp is ‘hapless’ and later said in a Fox News interview: ‘The governor’s done nothing. He’s done absolutely nothing. I’m ashamed that I endorsed him.’
On Saturday, the president tweeted that he didn’t know whether Ducey or Kemp was worse in a series of tweets about the two GOP state leaders.
‘Who is a worse governor, @BrianKempGA of Georgia or @dougducey of Arizona???’ he said.