Chris Christie on Tuesday said it is a ‘fact’ Joe Biden won the election before slamming pardoned General Michael Flynn for advocating martial law.
Donald Trump has made unsubstantiated claims of widespread electoral fraud and has been trying unsuccessfully to overturn the victory of Democrat Biden.
His campaign has challenged the outcome in court in multiple states while also pressing state officials, lawmakers and governors to throw the results out and declare Trump the winner.
But Christie, who again did not rule out running for president in 2024, said Tuesday: ‘We’ve had promises from Sidney Powell and other members of the president’s legal team for blockbuster evidence and none of it has come forward.
‘And so, you know, I’m as disappointed as anybody that the president was not reelected in November, but the fact is Joe Biden won the majority of the electoral votes, he had 306, and I think this is a very, very dangerous thing that we are engaging in right now.’
The Republican former governor of New Jersey was speaking to Fox Tuesday. ‘The fact is Joe Biden won the majority of the electoral votes,’he told the network
Trump in November pardoned Flynn following his conviction for lying to the FBI during the Russia investigation.
Flynn issued his call for martial law in an interview on Newsmax, a Trump-friendly network, last week.
Trump could ‘order the – within the swing states, if he wanted to – he could take military capabilities, and he could place those in states and basically re-run an election in each of those states,’ Flynn told the network.
Martial law has been imposed in response to wars, disasters and riots – but not to overturn an election where state officials, courts, electors, and the Supreme Court failed to accept allegations of fraud.
Flynn, pictured earlier this month, issued his call for martial law in an interview on Newsmax
Christie told Fox Tuesday: ‘That’s why a guy like Mike Flynn should not be within five miles of the White House, let alone in the oval office providing advice.
‘When the court system has run its course, it is time to move on and accept the results of the election.’
Christie last week claimed legal theories by Trump allies are an ‘absurdity.’
Although Christie was working with Trump earlier this year as he prepared for debates with Biden, he has now become critical of the way the president is handling the aftermath of the election.
He added Tuesday: ‘Selection was run differently than any election in recent American history because of the pandemic. In a state like New Jersey, ballots were sent to every person regardless of whether you asked for them or not.
‘Just as a matter of course, more people are going to return those ballots that may have shown up on election day. Voting by mail does make it easier for people to vote and you had more people voting for that reason.’
Christie last week claimed legal theories by Trump allies are an ‘absurdity.’ Although Christie was working with Trump, pictured, earlier this year as he prepared for debates with Biden he has now become critical of the way the president is handling the aftermath of the election
Christie tested positive for the coronavirus on October 3 – one week after he went maskless at the Supreme Court nomination ceremony for Amy Coney Barrett, which was held in the White House Rose Garden.
He is starring in a new advertisement urging Americans to wear face masks amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the ad, released on Wednesday, the 58-year-old states: ‘Lying in isolation in ICU for seven days I thought about how wrong I was to remove my mask at the White House.
‘Today, I think about how wrong it is to let mask wearing divide us, especially as we now know you’re twice as likely to get COVID-19 if you don’t wear a mask. If you don’t do the right thing, we could all end up on the wrong side of history.’