"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.
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."
The above quotations are from January 6, 2021 riot at United States Capitol and follow-up investigations.
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