Trump ally, former Gov. Christie: President’s election fraud claims are a ‘national embarrassment’


File – Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (KXAN) — As President Donald Trump pursues still unproven claims of widespread voter fraud affecting the outcome of the 2020 Election, a longtime ally of the administration says it’s time to call it a day.

In an interview on Sunday, former New Jersey Governor and frequent Trump aide Christie condemned the Trump team’s challenges against the victory of president-elect Joe Biden as “a national embarrassment.”

Christie said: “I have been a supporter of the president’s. I voted for him twice. But elections have consequences & we cannot continue to act as if something happened here that didn’t happen.” He says an unwillingness to present evidence “must mean the evidence doesn’t exist.”

The former governor pointed to the fact that the Trump legal team won’t accuse Georgia’s governor of crimes inside a courtroom, where they would be forced to produce evidence.

It’s been two weeks since Joe Biden was widely projected president-elect by news agencies analyzing vote totals, but Trump has yet to concede, and he’s indicated several times that he won’t.

Christie’s come as many fellow Republicans remain relatively quiet on the president’s allegations — neither supporting them or outright denying.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said: “There will be, apparently, litigation. Those cases will be decided and then the Electoral College will meet and then we’ll have the inauguration.”

Utah Sen. Mitt Romey, one of the Republican party’s most vocal Trump critics, said while the president is entitled to call for recounts and investigation into irregularities, he believes Biden will be inaugurated.

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