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Chris Christie on how he will save the GOP: “My game is to try to make sure we come back to victory”


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Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told “Fox News Sunday” his goal is to try and make sure Republicans “take back victory as a party.”

Christie, who unsuccessfully ran for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, argued that if Republicans stop looking back and look forward, the party will win back the House of Representatives and Senate in 2022 and paves the way for 2024.

“We have to win first in 2022 before we consider 2024,” Christie said Sunday, adding that “more importantly” Republicans must provide Americans with a “positive outlook on what we want to do about the disaster that is the Biden. administration. ”

Christie also argued that “having a contrast with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris” and “exposing what is wrong with what they do and what is right with our prescription” will lead the GOP to reclaim the House and the Senate in 2022 and many governorates. He added that it would also put the party in “an excellent position for 2024”.

The former governor said he would consider running for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, but “will not make any decision until 2022”.

Speaking to Fox News earlier this month, Christie urged her party to stop remembering the election defeat of former President Donald Trump in 2020 and to “move on and talk about the issues that concern people. voters “.

Christie has been active so far this cycle helping fellow Republicans apply for office or run for re-election. He is co-chair – along with former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo – of the National Republican Redistricting Trust, the GOP’s main organization to coordinate the party’s redistribution strategy and create resources for its legal defense.

He is also co-chair of the Republican Governors Association victory committee, “raising funds for Republican governors and Republican gubernatorial candidates and traveling across the country to do so.”

“If we don’t win, the Democrats will continue to rule and they will continue to tip our country to the left and give the government gifts that we can probably never take away in the future and that will change this country forever.” , Christie said Sunday. “It’s not what I want to see happen and I don’t think that’s what most people in this country want to see happen.”

Christie criticized President Biden’s performance on Sunday, saying the president and the current administration had “failed miserably” to deliver on their campaign pledge to unite the country.

“What everyone in America has seen over the past 10 months is that he is just not up to the job and his administration is not up to the mark,” he said. declared.

Christie also argued that Biden had gone “to the far left” on all of his policies and “caved in” to the radicals.

“I mean, it’s like we elected Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren with the policies of this administration,” he continued.

Five years ago, the then-New Jersey governor’s presidential race crashed and burned after a disappointing and distant sixth place finish in the New Hampshire presidential primary, where Christie had placed all of his chips. Christie quickly backed Trump, who crushed the rest of the pack in New Hampshire, launching him into the Republican presidential nomination and ultimately the White House.

Now, nearly 10 months into the presidency, Trump continues to flirt with another White House candidacy in 2024. Christie is one of the few other Republicans considering a GOP candidacy that is comfortable with. discuss it publicly.

“Having already run, I’m not going to run for the experience. I have had the experience. If I run, I run because I think I can win, and I think I can make a difference,” said Christie told Fox News earlier this month.

He went on to say that he was in no rush to make a decision because “the people of New Hampshire, the people of Iowa and most of the country know me, so I don’t have to go. through the introductory process. So I’ll take my time, I’ll think about it. “

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Christie said he can imagine a scenario in which Trump does not show up in 2024 based on “what will happen in Donald Trump’s life over the next two years and what he decides he wants. do, “adding that he” can see him running too. ”

Christie called Trump’s policies “exceptional,” but indicated that if he ran again he would have to wait impatiently instead of continuing to bemoan the outcome of the 2020 election.

“Talking about this now is a defeat for the Republican Party,” Christie warned

“Voters always want the next election to be about the future, not the past and there is a lot to be said right now with Joe Biden’s terrible failures in crime, education, taxes and spending, Afghanistan, other foreign policy issues like China and we should talk about these things and lay out our prescriptions, ”he said.

Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser and Robert Sherman contributed to this report.


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