It seems as though some of President Trump’s closes allies are jumping ship, and at an alarming rate this week.
First, there was Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who had long taken heavy criticism over his unending support for the Commander in Chief. On Monday, McConnell officially recognized Joe Biden as the President-elect, despite Donald Trump’s continued assertions that the election was stolen from him. It was only hours later that McConnell would go on to preemptively admonish any Congresspersons who were considering challenging the electoral college’s process when it reaches the Senate.
Next up to walk the proverbial plank is Chris Christie.
During an appearance on CNN this week:
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Christie said, “Chris, you know, whenever anybody loses an election, party, an individual, there’s 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. And by even more, nearly double the popular vote. This election, there’s been no evidence put forward that’s shown me as a former prosecutor that there was any fraud that would change the result of the election. And so it’s time for us to accept that defeat. Also, by the way, accept the many victories we had that night. 14 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. So we need to accept that, and we need to move on.”
Christie was one of President Trump’s closes allies for years, even working to assist the President in his preparations for the first debate between he and Biden earlier this year. Christie would later contract COVID-19, presumably from those prep sessions, as President Trump’s own diagnosis seems to coincide with the former New Jersey Governor’s illness.
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