Politics Christie: Trump rhetoric about stolen election led to Jan. 6 attack
Christie's is auctioning off ancient Taino items. This native group wants to stop them
"We feel it's wrong for Christie's to be auctioning off anything that belongs to our ancestors," one Taino leader said.Stephanie Bailey, the cacike, or chief of the Arayeke Yukayek, a Taino tribe with dozens of members based in the U.S., told CBS News this week that she and her community are against the auction.
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said the Jan. 6 Capitol riot was a result of former President Trump's lies about the 2020 election being stolen, .
"I think everything that he was saying from election night forward incited people to that level of anger," Christie told CNN in his episode of the "Being..." series as the former governor mulls his own run for president in 2024.
"I think people minimize what happened on the 6th by pointing to the speech that he gave on the Ellipse on the 6th," he added.
Trump snaps back at Chris Christie for urging Republicans to stop talking about 2020
Former President Donald Trump lashed out at Chris Christie after the former New Jersey governor urged Republican donors and bundlers to move past the 2020 election. © Provided by Washington Examiner "Chris Christie, who just made a speech at the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) in Las Vegas, was just absolutely massacred by his statements that Republicans have to move on from the past, meaning the 2020 Election Fraud," Trump said in a statement released through his Save America PAC on Monday.
When asked by host Dana Bash if Trump was responsible for the events that took place on Jan. 6, he said, "I don't think they would've gone there if they thought the election had been fair."
Christie has been urging Republicans to from their fight against the results of the 2020 presidential election, saying that "no matter where you stand" on the outcome of the previous election, "it is over."
"And every minute that we spend talking about 2020, while we're wasting time doing that, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are laying ruin to this country," .
Trump hit back at Christie for saying the GOP must move on from 2020 during a recent speech, saying last week, "Everybody remembers that Chris left New Jersey with a less than 9% approval rating - a record low, and they didn't want to hear this from him!"
Republican Chris Christie Says Trump's Conduct Toward GOP Lawmakers 'Meant to Instill Fear'
The former New Jersey governor does not think Trump can be a "positive force" for Republicans if he doesn't move past the 2020 election.Christie, a former ally of Trump who even helped him prepare for a late September 2020 debate against President Joe Biden, has repeatedly urged the ex-commander-in-chief to move past the last presidential election.
Christie previously said he if Trump runs for reelection in 2024 before making his own plans for the next presidential election cycle.
His new book, "Republican Rescue: Saving the Party From Truth Deniers, Conspiracy Theorists, and the Dangerous Policies of Joe Biden," is out Tuesday.
Christie has been a close ally and adviser to Trump in recent years and coached him in debates during the 2020 campaign against President Biden.
He told in an interview that aired Sunday he was "desperate to try to get in touch with" Trump to try to stop the violence on Jan. 6 but the president. He said he foresaw the incident as becoming "a stain on his presidency."
Trump asked Christie: 'Are you going to say you got COVID from me?' .
'Are you gonna say you got it from me?' Trump asked in a call an October 2020 to Christie, who at the time was in the ICU with a bout of COVID so serious he was read his last rites by his priest.'Are you gonna say you got it from me?' Trump asked when calling from Walter Reed Medical Center in October 2020, Christie revealed in his book, according to an excerpt published in The New York Times Monday.