Chris Christie in January 6 Capitol Riot


On Civil Rights: Trump fed the stolen election lie leading to insurrection

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he believes the insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6 was the result of former President Donald Trump's lie that the 2020 presidential election was stolen.

"I think everything that he was saying from Election Night forward incited people to that level of anger," Christie, a longtime friend and high-profile supporter of Trump, told CNN's Dana Bash. Asked by Bash if Trump was responsible for the insurrection, Christie said that while he doesn't believe any one single person can be responsible for the actions of others, he does believe rioters attacked the Capitol that day because they thought the election had been stolen--a lie that was fed by Trump. "I don't think they would've gone there if they thought the election had been fair," Christie said.

Christie's new book "Republican Rescue: Saving the Party From Truth Deniers, Conspiracy Theorists, and the Dangerous Policies of Joe Biden" comes out this week.

Source: ABC-17 KMIZ Fox-22 on "Republican Rescue" & Jan. 6 Nov 15, 2021

On Government Reform: If inciting an insurrection isn't impeachable, what is?

One-time Trump acolyte Chris Christie joined the growing ranks of Republicans calling for President Donald Trump to be removed from office for inciting last week's deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Christie was asked how Republicans in Congress will react [to articles of impeachment]: "Listen, I think they're going to have to vote their conscience and look at what happened. We had 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," Christie said, adding that he agreed it was an impeachable offense.

Asked whether he'd vote to impeach if he were in the House, Christie replied: "Well, if I think it's an impeachable offense that's exactly what I would do. I think if inciting to insurrection isn't [impeachable], then I don't really know what is."

Source: The Daily Beast blog on Jan. 6th Insurrection Jan 10, 2021

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