Former NJ Governor Chris Christie, in full bravado, unlike most of those in his party, slammed Trump in colorful terms. His spine only came when Trump’s seemed broken.
Chris Christie slams Trump
Chris Christie appeared on the This Week with George Stephanopoulos panel. They discussed Donald Trump’s statement on his social media platform where he said the Constitution of the United States should; be suspended to reinstate him into the presidency.
“I don’t understand why it’s so difficult to come out against someone,” Stephanopoulos said. “Who’s for suspending the Constitution.”
And then Chris Christie went off with a statement he should have said years ago.
“It should not be hard to say, ‘No, I don’t favor a revote. I don’t favor the true winner, ‘ as he put it, being put into office by some extra-constitutional act,” Christi said. “This is what kills my party right now is this conversation this morning. We’re not talking about issues that the American people care about. You and I were sitting here talking about this, and we as a party need to have this open family argument in public about whether this is the way we need to go as a party.”
Trump has been a loser since his entry into politics. He has had four consecutive losing cycles, and yet Republicans still fear him. Donna Brazile gave Christie some kudos when she implied he had a spine. His is just stiffening up now. Where was it between 2016 and early 2022?
It is clear that the GOP is scared that they will lose Trump’s constituents if they buck him. Leaders lead. They can lead their constituencies into living their better selves. But it shows how little faith they have in themselves or the people they serve.