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A major ally of the President just called the Trump legal team a national embarrassment. Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie also said it’s time for them to end attempts to overturn election results. Christie said Trump’s lawyers failed to provide any evidence of fraud. And at this point, he thinks it may be time to put the needs of the country first.

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In an interview with ABC, Christie declared “If you have got the evidence of fraud, present it,” he said. Also, Christie called out the legal team’s efforts in attacking Republican governors. They accused these governors of not taking a stand on claims of voter fraud. 

A National Embarrassment

Christie deplored the conduct of Trump’s lawyers. He said, “Quite frankly, the conduct of the President's legal team has been a national embarrassment.” In particular, he identified lawyer, Sidney Powell. Powell accused Georgia GOP Governor Brian Kemp of allowing fraud to happen in the state. 

At the behest of team Trump, Georgia will count the state's presidential votes again. Last week, Georgia certified the results, declaring Biden the winner by 12,670 votes. However, since the lead was less than 0.5%, the losing team can request a recount. Experts believe the recount won’t change the results.

‘Outrageous Conduct’

Christie exclaimed that “This is outrageous conduct by any lawyer.” He said Trump attorneys kept accusing voter fraud, then promising to submit evidence. But so far, nothing has come out in the form of proof. He noted, “They allege fraud outside the courtroom, but when they go inside the courtroom, they don't plead fraud and they don't argue fraud.” 

The former NJ governor remains a staunch Republican. “Listen, I have been a supporter of the President. I voted for him twice, but elections have consequences, and we cannot continue to act as if something happened here that didn't happen.” He thinks it’s time to move on. “If you are unwilling to come forward and present the evidence, it must mean the evidence doesn't exist,” he said. He suggested the Trump team look at what’s important, saying “The country is what has to matter the most. As much as I'm a strong Republican and I love my party, it's the country that has to come first.” 

Other Republicans Joining in

Hogan was wrong, though. Other Republicans have joined in the move to start the transition. These include notable Republicans such as Rep. Paul Mitchell of Michigan and Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. Republican Congressman Fred Upton of Michigan stressed the need for a smooth transfer. The absence of a transition creates needless uncertainty for the next administration. 

The Maryland governor told CNN’s “Inside Politics” that “by not allowing the security briefings, the health briefings, the normal transition from one president to the next only brings about more uncertainty and threatens that peaceful transition that would otherwise — that would certainly undermine, then, the next administration. When you slow it down, when you fail to certify the results when you add all this uncertainty, it only makes it very problematic, then, for the next administration to start with their feet hitting the ground,” Upton said.

‘Time for Them to Stop the Nonsense’

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, also a Republican, echoed Christie’s statements. He appeared in CNN’s “State of the Union” and called out fellow Republicans for not speaking up. He wondered why there aren’t more Republicans who spoke up about his “bizarre” moves. 

Hogan recalled their previous experience with elections. “We used to go supervise elections around the world, and we were the most respected, you know, the country with respect to elections. And now we're beginning to look like we're a banana republic. It's time for them to stop the nonsense,” he said. He also said Trump's meeting with Republican members of the Michigan State Legislature as “completely outrageous.” 

Powell Out

Trump lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis said their third member is out. They announced that Lawyer Sidney Powell is “on her own.” A week earlier, Trump announced via Twitter and welcomed Powell to his legal team. Powell also joined the colorful press conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters. 

Powell confirmed his exit from the team. “I agree with the campaign's statement that I am not part of the campaign's legal team,” Powell said in a statement. “I never signed a retainer agreement or sent the President or the campaign a bill for my expenses or fees. My intent has always been to expose all the fraud I could find and let the chips fall where they may–whether it be upon Republicans or Democrats,” she added. She promised to file an “epic” lawsuit later this week.

Watch this as ABC News reports that Republicans begin speaking out against Trump as he refuses to concede:

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Do you agree with some Republicans that it’s time for the Trump team to let go? If they have the evidence they’re touting, don’t you agree this is the time to submit these? Like Christie said, do you agree that it’s time to put the country first and start the inevitable transition? Let us know what you think by leaving your remarks below.

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  • Tina Marie James says:

    Trump won they don’t want to admit it that trump one

  • Kramo says:

    No one gives a $h!t what you have to say, fat ass.

  • Nicole says:

    As we all know Trump won this election……..It’s upsetting that we have people in this world who have to cheat. If this was a fair election and Biden won fairly then the people I’m sure would embrace it, however he did not.. Its sad to know that this is what our country is allowing.

  • MarilynD says:

    Let’s move on and get back to Caring About One Another. What a Wonderful World It could be.

  • Carol Christen says:

    No proof of fowl play, time to accept defeat and move on gracefully. It’s embarrassing how he’s acting.

  • Gerald says:

    I’m a poll watcher and BY LAW, they have to let us watch the voting and to do otherwise, they are breaking the law and the Judge of Elections should have been arrested and charged accordingly. Philadelphia, Pa and Detroit, Mi. are KNOWN for being corrupt, and have been for years and years. What a MONIKER to have, not only for your city, but also your state. We sure have a BUNCH of SICK people in our country to put up with these IDIOTS!!!

  • Stickmsn says:

    You are as wrong as wrong can be

  • Ken says:

    Who cares what you think, you feckless,fat, low life POS !!!

  • David says:

    I think the Republicans lawyers should announce and produce their evidence now….put up or shut up. I don’t like what happened. I don’t know how you can win an election from your basement. I fear what these democrats will do. I think clintons, Obama’s, pelosi Omar, Cortez to mention a small handful are disgusting people. I deplore them, is an understatement. Let the Democrats kill themselves and they will. The people will see what they really are and soon realize they’ve been tricked and lied to hopefully people will then wake up. I hope the republicans hold on to the senate majority and block their radical ideas. I hope they ride BIDENS back for 4 years and make everyone miserable, like they did to trump.
    America will again give and give to countries and people who aren’t deserving…we will be weak. The reason foreign countries are happy that trump could very well be gone, is because they want the free handouts at your exspense.
    Reload republicans and find worthy people to nominate in 2024 and reverse the radical doings of the crazy, evil, corrupt democrats. They all are corrupt, but dems put it to a new disturbing level.

  • Peter Luciano says:

    Al Gore vs Bush took 37 days via court system before Gore conceded.. It the demonic democrats have nothing to hide, then we will pursue this through the US Supreme Court.
    we will continue to fight and expose the frauD that is taking place during this election.

  • Mepa says:

    Chris Christie is a Turn Coat. He is so afraid of his job at Liberal ABC he has turned on Trump.
    We all know that TRUMP did not lose the election. I know, or hope I know that we don’t have that many idiots living in the USA that want to live in a Socialist/Communist Country.
    There is Fraud and there is proof, so SHUT THE HELL UP CHRISTIE.

  • Donald JW Torres says:

    Nobody with high morals gives in to unrighteousness. No one likes a quitter except other quitters. Quitters are losers! A society pushed around by mobsters becomes a ghetto.

  • Andy Jacobs says:

    When it comes to national embarrassment, Christie knows whereof he speaks. His picture is next to the definition.

  • Donald JW Torres says:

    Nürnberg! Obama, Hillary and the rest of the Capital Cartel should be hung for treason.

  • Joe says:

    If anyone is a national embarrassment Christie it’s ia a rino, like u. STFU. This election was full of voter fraud, even if a jackass,like u can’t see it,Trump should not concede, just like hildebeast said, this party is far from over.

  • art says:

    Hey Gov have another donut and a day at the beach

  • Ted Bundy says:

    Fatso is a national embarrassment.

  • Rahno333 says:

    I believe a lot of Republicans and Democrats are going to exposed for their corruption, that’s why they want to just sweep this all under the rug! Many indictments and prosecutions are in the foreseeable future! DRAIN THE SWAMP!!!

  • Vivian Helms says:

    I think President Trump won this election hands down. Using every trick in the book the dems stole this election. Its time to bring out all the evidence and let the American people see how dirty and low down the dems are. I hope President Trump will hold on and not concede even though the RINOS want him too. Disappointed in you Chris Christy!!! Shame on you!!!!!

  • Tony says:

    If Biden becomes President do you people know what the US will look like or be like.
    You have Biden and Harris and a bunch of socialists that will turn this country upside down besides bankrupt it. Free this and free that, who is going to pay. I will tell you it won’t be the rich, it will be the middle class and poor

  • Keith Luft says:

    Christie is embarrassing to the Republican Party not President
    Trump . He should be with the President not against him. The
    Republican Party does not need fairly Wells like Christie and anyone else that is not willing to fight for what is right and the people of the United States ..
    [email protected]

  • Dan says:

    Christy has alway been and embarrassing fat ass . He a Bully sweats like a fa pig.. it would take dumb asses from NJ to elect him.. hopefully he gone and felony charge can be dug up on him…

  • irrelevant running jesus says:

    Big delinquent kid crying foul after failing to bully. Trump is a piece of garbage.

  • Jack says:

    Trump is President until Jan 20th, we know it was crooked, but if it can’t be proved , then we have to suffer as a country for 4 years. If we allow foreign voting machines in the future then we are brain dead and deserve what we get.

  • Amador Lopez - Silverwolf says:

    Collins and Murkowski are nothing but RINO’S they are turncoat puppets for the democrats these two sell-outs need to be replaced by New Young Conservative Republicans who will stand with the President, the Senate, and Congress. Collins & Murkowski are career politicians they are an embarrassment to the Republican party the only thing you can count on these two senators is that you can’t count on them to stand with the President. As for the congressman we need to find new leaders to replace the Republican Congress Rhino’s
    Term limits for the senate and congress

  • FedUp says:

    I think there will be a war between democrats and republicans if President Trump isn’t declared the winner. He had so many people at his rallies and Biden/Harris couldn’t get a dozen people attending their rallies. I felt sorry for them but not enough to make the country socialist!

  • Darren says:

    Spoken from someone who is a life-long. national embarrassment.

  • Philip Peter Worrall says:

    Just look at the facts, One Nation under God. I guess this is the kind of talk Sisters and Brothers have. We are not murders but one National family. Love is the only answer .

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