For some reason, Chris Christie feels lie he should be an important voice in the Republican party. How he got this idea, no one really knows. When he finished his second term as Governor of New Jersey his approval rating stood at 14%.
Still, Christie ran for the Republican nomination in 2016. He came out strongly against Donald Trump, but that didn’t get him very far. He ended up becoming an aide to Trump and helping him during his term.
After contracting a bad case of COVID-19, Christie has turned on Trump. He recently slammed the former president in what some feel is a precursor to a 2024 presidential run.
Without mentioning Trump by name, the former New Jersey governor said during a California speech:
“If the requirement in today’s politics for getting your support is to say a bunch of things that aren’t true — no, thank you. If it requires bending to the will of any one person rather than advocating ideas for the good of all people, then count me out. No man, no woman, no matter what office they’ve held or wealth they’ve acquired, are worthy of blind faith or obedience. That’s not who I am, and that’s not who we are as Republicans, no matter who is demanding that we tie our futures to a pile of lies. We deserve much better than to be misled by those trying to acquire or hold on to power.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.