During an Appearance on CBS’s This Week on Sunday, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) accused President Joe Biden of lying to the American people about the content of Georgia’s newly implemented voting law in an effort to “cause racial divisions,” something the president previously accused former President Trump of doing.
When asked whether he believes the MLB made the right move by moving their All-Star game out of Georgia after Biden blasted the law as racist, Christie responded, “Listen it’s just a symptom. George, it’s a symptom of what’s going on in our country right now."
"I mean, let’s talk about what the Georgia law is really about. Because we haven’t had much of that. Drop-boxes now become a permanent part of the Georgia landscape - they were not prior to COVID, they are now. Minimum of 17 days of early voting, including two Saturdays and two optional Sundays. You’re gonna have all voters being able to have multiple ways to prove who they are, driver’s license, last four numbers of your social security number, even a utility bill, or a free I.D. provided by the state of Georgia. And voting is going to be from 7 a.m to 7 p.m as it is right now in Georgia.”
"I sat here and listened to the president’s inaugural address," Christie continued. "A couple of real quick points from it: politics need not be a raging fire that destroys everything in its path, every disagreement doesn’t have to be a cause for total war, and we must reject the culture in which facts themselves are manipulated or made up."
"And Joe Biden’s broken his own rule, 84 days. And now he’s lying to the American people, George. He’s lying about this bill, he’s lying to the American people about it to cause the raging fire he said he was going to put out," the New Jersey Republican claimed.
Christie went on to accuse Biden of purposely lying to cause “racial divisions,” adding that Biden had to live with the fact that he is a “hypocrite” when he woke up on Easter Sunday.
"Here’s what Joe Biden’s got to live with when he wakes up this morning on Easter morning,” he said to the obvious discomfort of another panel member. “He is doing exactly what he sat around in the campaign and the transition and accused Donald Trump of doing. He is lying to cause racial divisions in this country. That’s what he accused Donald Trump of doing, and he’s a liar and a hypocrite this morning."
Chris @GovChristie re Georgia: Biden “is doing exactly what he sat around in the campaign and the transition and accused Donald Trump of doing. He is lying to cause racial divisions in this country. That’s what he accused Donald Trump of doing and he’s a liar and a hypocrite.” pic.twitter.com/8VxQjt9Hej— Brent Baker (@BrentHBaker) April 4, 2021
Christie also criticized Democratic organizer Stacey Abrams for saying Christie’s home state of New Jersey is “showing the way to a better democracy and a better future for us all” for passing new voting measures, while condemning Georgia's new law, despite the fact that New Jersey has less early voting than Georgia under its new law.
"Stacey Abrams was in New Jersey, in my state, praising Phil Murphy this week for a voting law where New Jersey early voting is nine days — half of what Georgia’s is," said Christie. "Yet she’s on TV in New Jersey — I saw it myself — saying that this is one of the greatest voting expansion bills we’ve ever seen."
(Cover Photo: Gage Skidmore)