Former Trump ally Chris Christie, the first major candidate to endorse Trump during the 2016 election, said that he would impeach the president if he were a member of Congress, arguing that Trump helped to incite the violence that led to the Capitol Hill riot last Wednesday.
Speaking on ABC’s “This Week,” the former New Jersey Gov. said that “there’s not a whole lot of question” over what happened at the U.S. Capitol.
“What we had was an incitement to riot at the United States Capitol. We had people killed, and to me, there’s not a whole lot of question here,” said Christie.’
Christie added that if Trump’s actions were not an impeachable offense, then he wouldn’t really know what is, though he did scold the Democrats for cheapening the process by triggering impeachment over Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Following the 2020 election, Chris Christie rejected President Trump’s claim of vote fraud and demanded to see Trump’s evidence.
“If this stuff is going on that the president is talking about … it would undercut everything that we believe in in our system. But as a prosecutor, that’s like asking me to indict someone without showing me any evidence,” he continued. “If you’re gonna say those things from behind the podium at the White House, it’s his right to do it, it’s his right to pursue legal action, but show us the evidence.”
Chris Christie tells @GStephanopoulos Trump’s incitement of Capitol siege is an impeachable offense: “If inciting to insurrection isn’t, then I don’t really know what is.” https://t.co/FnD9YSf2TE pic.twitter.com/rONPP8C0x3
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) January 10, 2021
This is an excerpt from The Daily Wire.
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