“Whenever someone loses an electoral party, an individual – there is great disappointment. But elections have consequences, and this one was clearly won by President-elect Biden by the same electoral college margin that President Trump won four years ago – – by even more, almost it. double the votes, ”Christie told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Prime Time.
“In this election, there has been no evidence to show me as a former prosecutor that there is fraud that would change the outcome of the election. It is time we accept that defeat. We had many victories that night. Fourteen new members of the House, two state legislatures have transitioned and a governorship has passed to the Republican Party. ”
“We had a great night, except at the top of the ticket,” he continued. “So we have to accept that and we have to move on.”
“The Electoral College has spoken,” Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, said on the Senate floor earlier this week, adding, “Today I want to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden.”
But a large number of Republicans on Capitol Hill still side with Trump or ignore his daily conspiracy theories altogether. And the president’s staunchest defenders are urging him to fight his loss all the way to the House in January.
It’s not uncommon for the most ardent supporters of a losing candidate to take their case to the House – something that took place after the 2016, 2004, and 2000 presidential races. But it’s unusual for the losing candidate to set up a week-long public campaign to address disagreement. and to sow suspicion over a pillar of democracy, something Trump has been doing relentlessly since losing the race.
Christie pressed Thursday that he was seen as disloyal to the Republican Party because of his comments and offered, “I’m a person who trusts the facts.”
“The facts are that all these lawsuits have been thrown out of court, not because these judges, and certainly not the Supreme Court judges, lacked courage. It’s because the claims lacked evidence,” Christie said.
“You have to fight based on the facts,” he added, “and so scolding isn’t going to change anything at this point.”