Chris Christie tells Trump to finish election lawsuits, calls his authorized workforce ‘nationwide embarrassment’


US President Donald Trump (L) speaks with Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) after he delivered remarks on combatting drug demand and the opioid disaster on October 26, 2017 within the East Room of the White Home in Washington, DC.

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s confidant former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie mentioned Sunday that the president ought to finish his authorized fights difficult the outcomes of the election and concede to president-elect Joe Biden.

“Hear, I have been a supporter of the president, I voted for him twice however elections have penalties and we can’t proceed to behave as if one thing occurred right here that did not occur,” Christie defined on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.”

“They allege fraud exterior of the courtroom however after they go contained in the courtroom they do not plead fraud they usually do not argue fraud,” Christie mentioned, including “you’ve an obligation to current the proof, the proof has not been introduced.”

Trump has alleged that the U.S. presidential election was riddled with “huge improprieties and fraud” and has therefore rejected the results. Different high administration officers, corresponding to Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, have publicly insisted that the election just isn’t over. The Trump marketing campaign continues to query the integrity of the election by way of a collection of authorized actions throughout battleground states.

On Saturday a federal judge in Pennsylvania dismissed a lawsuit by Trump’s campaign that sought to dam that state’s certification of thousands and thousands of votes. The choose’s choice is one other brick within the crumbling edifice that’s Trump’s already long-shot bid to invalidate enough ballots in sufficient states to reverse Biden’s victory within the election.

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., mentioned in a press release that the choose’s ruling confirms “Joe Biden received the 2020 election and can turn out to be the forty sixth President of the US.”

“I congratulate President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their victory. They’re each devoted public servants and I will probably be praying for them and for our nation,” Toomey added.

The Trump marketing campaign and its allies now have misplaced or withdrawn greater than 30 lawsuits that had been a part of that effort.

Trump marketing campaign lawyer Sidney Powell listed a slew of allegations of fraud throughout an interview on Newsmax TV on Saturday. Powell alleged that Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp might have been concerned in kickbacks to public officers however gave no particulars.

“Sidney Powell accusing Governor Brian Kemp of a criminal offense on tv but being on unwilling to go on TV and defend and lay out the proof that she supposedly has” is “outrageous conduct,” Christie mentioned.

The previous governor and federal prosecutor slammed Trump’s authorized workforce as a “nationwide embarrassment.”

CNBC’s Dan Mangan contributed to this report.