As of this writing, President Donald Trump has yet to concede the 2020 election following his loss to Democratic candidate Joe Biden. Although Trump’s legal team has filed lawsuits in multiple battleground states, none of the cases have been successful thus far, and Biden’s victory still stands.
Trump’s attempts to prolong the election and make Biden’s transition into office more difficult have upset various people, including both Democrats and Republicans alike. Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama have both urged Trump to concede, and some Republican politicians have as well. In particular, Trump’s friend and the former governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, has been very outspoken about Trump’s refusal to concede. Christie previously advised Trump to move on and now, Christie has taken to calling out Trump’s legal team. Read on to see what Chris Christie had to say.
Chris Christie called Trump's legal team a 'national embarrassment'
In an interview for ABC’s This Week (per People), former New Jersey governor and Trump’s friend, Chris Christie, had some choice words for President Trump’s legal team. The team has filed lawsuits in multiple battleground states, alleging voter fraud and calling for recounts in some cases. So far, they have seen several cases thrown out, while recounts have confirmed President-elect Joe Biden’s win, per The New York Times.
Christie claimed Trump and his team have failed to show any evidence of fraud and called his team a “national embarrassment.”
“They allege fraud outside of the courtroom but when they go inside the courtroom they don’t plead fraud and they don’t argue fraud,” Christie said. “You have an obligation to present the evidence, the evidence has not been presented.” Christie acknowledged that he has been an avid supporter of the president, but made it clear that these actions are ones he can’t stand by. “I’ve been a supporter of the president, I voted for him twice,” Christie said. “But elections have consequences and we cannot continue to act as if something happened here that didn’t happen.”
Christie also said that this issue breaks the barriers of party lines, because Trump and his team’s efforts to contest the election results are only hurting the country. “It’s the country that has to matter the most,” Christie said. “As much as I am a strong Republican and I love my party, it’s the country that has to come first.”
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