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Christie: Republicans claiming election was stolen trying to score 'political points' with those Trump 'lied to'

Added 01-24-21 03:57:02pm EST - “Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said Sunday that Republicans who are claiming the election was stolen are trying to score "political points" with those former President Trump "lied to."” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Christie: Republicans claiming election was stolen trying to score 'political points' with those Trump 'lied to'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris ChristieChris ChristieSenator releases photos of man wanted in connection with Capitol riot Press: Only one week left, why impeach him twice? The Hill's Morning Report - House to impeach Trump this week MORE (R) said Sunday that Republicans who are claiming the election was stolen are trying to score “political points” with those former President TrumpDonald TrumpNYT: Rep. Perry played role in alleged Trump plan to oust acting AG Arizona GOP censures top state Republicans McCain, Flake and Ducey Biden and UK prime minister discuss NATO, multilateralism during call MORE “lied to.”

Christie, an ABC News commentator, slammed his fellow GOP members who have promoted or not rebuked the unfounded claims that President Biden’s election win was not legitimate, calling the move “shameful.”

“Folks in my party, who are doing that, quite frankly, are just trying to make political points with those people who the president and others lied to about this over the course of the 10 weeks after the election,” he said. “And it’s shameful that they’re doing it.”

The former governor told ABC News’ George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosOfficials brace for second Trump impeachment trial Biden spokesperson: Inauguration at Capitol will demonstrate 'resilience of American democracy' Newly sworn-in GOP lawmaker says he may have ended career by voting to impeach Trump MORE that he believes the country should prioritize election reform ahead of 2022 to ensure all of the results come out quickly, after the presidential race took days to call, and some congressional races took weeks. 

But he maintained that “this election was not stolen,” adding that “all the facts point in that direction.” 

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