Chris Christie on Donald Trump: It’s Time to Accept Defeat
Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has said the time has come for Republicans to accept that President Donald Trump has lost the 2020 presidential election. Christie, a longtime ally of the president, told CNN on Thursday the GOP had other successes on November 3.
“Whenever anybody loses an election – party, an individual – there is great disappointment. But elections have consequences and this one was clearly won by President-elect Biden by the same margin in the Electoral College that President Trump won four years ago – by even more, nearly double the popular vote,” Christie told the network’s Chris Cuomo.
“This election, there has been no evidence put forward that has shown me as a former prosecutor that there is any fraud that would change the results of the election.
“It’s time for us to accept that defeat. Also, by the way, accept the many victories we had that night. Fourteen new House members, two legislatures at the state level switched, and a governorship flipped to the Republican party.”
“We had a great night except at the top of the ticket,” the Republican said. “So we need to accept that and we need to move on.”
Trump has not conceded the election to President-elect Joe Biden despite the fact the Electoral College confirmed his victory on December 14. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has also congratulated Biden on his win and told his caucus not to pull any “stunts” during the final ratification process on January 6.