Chris Christie calls Trump’s legal team a “national embarrassment”

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said Trump had shown no evidence of fraud, his legal team was in tatters and it was time to put the country first.

“If you have evidence of fraud, present it,” Christie told ABC, where he contributes. He opposed the efforts of the president’s lawyers to smear Republican governors who disregarded the president’s false claims of electoral misconduct.

“Frankly, the behavior of the president’s legal team was a national embarrassment,” he said, highlighting the allegations made by Trump attorney Sidney Powell against Georgia GOP governor Brian Kemp.

Georgia will conduct another recount of its presidential election Following a Trump campaign on Saturday, but the recount is extremely unlikely to change his loss in the state. President-elect Joe Biden, declared the winner on Friday when the state confirmed the results, has 12,670 votes, or 0.2%, over Trump in Georgia.

“This is outrageous behavior by any lawyer,” Christie said on Sunday, noting that Trump’s lawyers made wild allegations publicly but have not yet brought them to court, where there are consequences for providing false information.

“They claim fraud outside the courtroom, but when they go into the courtroom, they don’t advocate fraud and they don’t argue about fraud,” he said.

“Look,” Christie concluded, “I was a supporter of the president. I voted for him twice, but elections have ramifications and we can’t go on pretending that something happened here that didn’t.”

“If you are not ready to come up with the evidence, it must mean the evidence doesn’t exist,” he continued. “The country has to be most important. As much as I am a strong Republican and love my party, it is the country that has to come first.”

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“We’re starting to look like we’re a banana republic.”

Maryland Republican governor Larry Hogan also harshly criticized Trump’s efforts on Sunday, telling CNN’s Jake Tapper to State of the Union that he was “embarrassed that more people in the party aren’t talking about” what he was doing called the “bizarre” steps.

“We used to monitor elections all over the world and we were the most respected country in terms of elections. And now we look like we are a banana republic. It’s time for them to stop the elections.” Nonsense, “said Hogan, adding that Trump’s meeting last week having members of the Republican leadership of the Michigan state legislature – as part of an effort to press local leaders on the election results – was “utterly outrageous”.
Trump shot back at Hogan later on Sunday, saying in one Tweet that the governor is a “RINO” or just a Republican who “will never get the grade”. Hogan responded in his own tweet, urging the president to “stop golfing and admit”.
Hogan, a moderate member of his party, is a well-known critic of Trump. He revealed that last month He voted for Ronald Reagan in this year’s competition, making him one of the most famous Republicans to publicly deny support to the president.
Next to Hogan and Christie a number of other notable Republicans have also publicly signaled their support for the beginning of the president’s formal transition process, including Rep. Paul Mitchell of Michigan and Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.

Michigan Republican MP Fred Upton also stressed the need for a smooth transition process on Sunday, saying the lack of such a process would bring unnecessary uncertainty to the future administration.

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“By not allowing the safety and health briefings, the normal transition from one president to the next only adds uncertainty and threatens that peaceful transition that would otherwise – that would surely undermine the next administration,” he said of CNN’s Dana Bash “Inside Politics”.

“If you slow it down, if you don’t certify the results, if you add all of these uncertainties, it’s only very problematic when the next government starts with its feet on the ground,” Upton said.

This story was updated on Sunday with further developments.

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