Chris Christie breaks Trump’s January 6 claim


Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie did not hold back Sunday with criticisms of how former President Donald Trump attempted to portray a deadly attack on the Capitol on January 6.

“Let’s face it. What do you call it? January 6th is a riot caused by Donald Trump to intimidate Mike Pence and Congress to do exactly what he said in his own words last week. It was. Overturning the election, “Christy said in ABC’s” this week. “

Former Republican presidential candidate Christie commented in response to the traffic between Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence. Mr. Trump falsely claims that Pence has the power to overturn the 2020 presidential election, and the former president frankly stated his falsehood in a statement last week.

“Unfortunately he didn’t use that power, he may have overturned the election!” Trump exclaimed.

Christie said on Sunday that Trump’s statement slipped the truth: Trump had lost his election to the current President Biden and was trying to stick to power.

“He actually happened to tell the truth,” said the former governor. “He wanted the election to be overturned.”

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.  (Screenshot: Twitter / @ ABCpolitics)

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. (Screenshot: Twitter / @ ABCpolitics)

Trump’s efforts to make Pence unconstitutional culminated on January 6, 2021, the day Congress proved the victory of Biden’s electoral college. As Vice President, Pence occupies almost a ceremonial position as President of the Senate and presides over certification.

Trump, who spun a net of false plots alleging widespread fraudulent voting, headlined a “stop stealing” rally in Washington, where he urged his supporters to “fight.” Later, a crowd of their supporters raided the Capitol, some of whom even claimed to “hang Mike Pence.” More than 100 police officers were injured and five died in connection with the riots. More than 700 people have been arrested by authorities and charged with federal crimes related to assault.

At a recent campaign rally, Trump highlighted the idea of ​​pardoning part of the January 6 riots, drawing more attention to his actions that day and eventually leading to his second impeachment. ..

Rebutting Trump last week, Pence defended his own actions that day.

“President Trump is wrong,” Pence said in a speech. “I didn’t have the right to overturn the election.”

File-Vice President Mike Pence will preside over a joint session of the United States to count the votes of the Electoral College cast in the November elections at the Washington Capitol on January 6, 2021.  D-Calif.  , Standing on the right side. Pence intervened in line with President Donald Trump's ceremonial role and did not succumb to the extraordinary pressure to preside over the count. He announced Biden's proof of victory before dawn, hours after a crowd of Trump supporters plundered the building violently.  (Pool, file via Saul Loeb / AP)

Vice President Mike Pence at the time presided over a joint session of parliament to count the votes of the electoral college cast in the November elections. (Pool via Saul Loeb / AP)

Next, Trump continued to light Pence.

“I was right and everyone knows it,” he said in a statement exploding Pence’s defense.

Christie, a former Trump ally and former federal prosecutor, spoke harshly about Trump’s actions on January 6, stating that the riots had previously been “pushed from above” by Trump’s rhetoric. On Sunday, Christie also supported Pence in a controversy over proof of the election.

“I think the action the Vice President took on January 6 was spoken out loud. I’m glad he finally spoke to it. I don’t know why it took so long, but he did. I’m glad that, “Christy said.

“Donald Trump responded to what the Vice President said, I think it’s like a child holding his breath and standing in the corner,” Christie added. “It’s immature and it’s under the office he had.”