Chris Christie says Trump’s legal defense team is creating “a national embarrassment”

by Peter Heck · Nov 23rd, 2020 9:18 am

Last Updated Nov 24th, 2020 at 7:35 pm

In an appearance on ABC's "This Week," former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie blasted President Trump's legal defense team, suggesting its failure to present any evidence of fraud was creating a "national embarrassment."

"The president has had the opportunity to access the courts … if you've got the evidence of fraud, present it," Christie said. "The legal team has been a national embarrassment."

Christie also angrily rebuked attorney Sidney Powell for publicly suggesting Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp was guilty of a pay-to-play crime without offering proof.

"This is outrageous conduct by any lawyer," Christie said. "They allege fraud outside the courtroom but when they go inside the courtroom they don't plead fraud and they don't argue fraud."

A former federal prosecutor himself, Christie pointed out that every one of Trump's allegations of massive voter fraud that has been presented in court has been rejected by a series of judges, and that Trump's own Homeland Security Department has also refuted them.

Christie said that in the absence of any evidence, the time had come for President Trump to concede the race and enable a transition of power.

"I think you've heard lots of Republicans starting to say this," Christie told host George Stephanopoulos. "I said it on election night. And I hope more say it going forward, because the country is what has to matter the most. As much as I'm a strong Republican – I love my party – it's the country that has to come first."


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