There was a time when former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was one of President Donald Trump’s strongest allies. He was an adviser to the president during his transition after he decisively won the 2016 presidential election against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
But according to Newsmax, Christie has very publicly changed his tune on what he thinks of the current state of the Trump campaign and administration, joining a number of Republican critics who believe Trump’s attempt to overturn the 2020 election results amounts to an “absurdity.”
Of course, over the past month, in the wake of the November 3 election, a number of lawyers who work directly for the president and several who work independently of the Trump campaign have tried to bring dozens of legal cases to all levels of local, state and federal courts.
Out of the 40+ attempts to score even a minor victory, none have stuck, with judges either outright dismissing the cases or ruling in favor of the defendants.
Christie, who now operates as an ABC News paid contributor, revealed over the weekend why he believes Trump’s lawyers and surrogate lawyers are on a long streak of failures to convince even a single judge that any results should be overturned in the key battleground states that handed former Vice President Joe Biden the win.
“Well, listen, the legal theory put forward by his legal team and by the president is an absurdity,” Christie told ABC’s Martha Raddatz. “And 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.”
Though Trump’s supporters — from Twitter to Congress — will argue that a plethora of evidence is available which shows clear violations of election law in a number of states, Christie pushed the liberal mainstream media theory of their not being any evidence at all — at least none valid enough for a judge to take seriously.
“The reason the Supreme Court is not taking this is not because of a lack of courage,” Christie said. “It’s for the same reason that every court has thrown this out. It’s a lack of evidence and a lack of any type of legal theory that makes any sense.”
The former governor also opined on Trump’s recent attacks on Republican governors, namely the prolonged attack on Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, who Trump has lambasted in a number of tweets over the past four weeks.
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“What’s gotten even worse, though, Martha, I think, is the attacks by the president on good, hardworking, decent Republican governors,” Christie added.
While Christie is certainly entitled to his opinion on the situation, it certainly appears that he’s doing a great job playing his role as a mainstream media narrative repeater.