Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Sunday slammed Republicans who have promoted Donald Trump’s unfounded claims that the 2020 election was stolen, calling it a “shameful” attempt to score “political points” with those the former President “lied to.”
“Folks in my party, who are doing that, quite frankly, are just trying to make political points with those people who the president and others lied to about this over the course of the 10 weeks after the election,” he said. “And it’s shameful that they’re doing it,” told ABC News host George Stephanopoulos.
The former governor said that he believes the country should prioritize election reform ahead of 2022 to ensure all of the results come out quickly, after the presidential race took days to call, and some congressional races took weeks.
But he insisted that “this election was not stolen,” adding that “all the facts point in that direction.”
“The evidence here has shown right from the beginning that while every election has some irregularities, and I’m sure this one did too, there were no type of irregularities that would have changed the results in any one state, let alone the four states that would need to have been changed for the result of the election to have been changed,” Christie said.
Christie’s comments follow repeated false claims made by Trump and his Republican allies in the weeks since Election Day that the election was stolen, with some challenging the Electoral College results on Jan. 6 – even after a mob of his supporters stormed the Capitol building in a deadly riot to disrupt the vote.
“This election was not stolen … there were no type of irregularities that would have changed the result in one state,” Chris Christie says, adding that Republicans making the claim are trying to score "political points” with people Trump “lied to.” https://t.co/oQYlmOfsHG pic.twitter.com/HcW8pihN1k
— ABC News (@ABC) January 24, 2021