Christie on 2020 election: 'No matter where you stand, it is over'

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris ChristieChris ChristieTlaib blasts Biden judicial nominee whose firm sued environmental lawyer Some in GOP begin testing party's lockstep loyalty to Trump The 10 Republicans most likely to run for president MORE (R) on Saturday urged Republicans to move on from their crusade 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.”

Christie, while delivering remarks at the annual Republican Jewish Coalition leadership meeting, said the GOP “can no longer talk about the past and the past elections,” which elicited applause from the audience.

“We can no longer talk about the past and the past elections. No matter where you stand on that issue, no matter where you stand, it is over. And every minute that we spend talking about 2020, while we're wasting time doing that, Joe BidenJoe BidenDeputy AG: DOJ investigating fake Trump electors On The Money — Vaccine-or-test mandate for businesses nixed Warner tests positive for breakthrough COVID-19 case MORE, Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisHispanics sour on Biden and Democrats' agenda as midterms loom Officer who directed rioters away from senators says Jan. 6 could have been a 'bloodbath' Trump and Biden should stop denigrating US elections MORE, Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiHouse leaders unveil bill to boost chip industry, science competitiveness with China Pelosi says she will run for reelection in 2022 Hoyer says 'significant' version of Build Back Better will pass this year MORE and Chuck SchumerChuck SchumerVoting rights failed in the Senate — where do we go from here? Forced deadline spurs drastic tactic in Congress Democrats call on Biden administration to ease entry to US for at-risk Afghans MORE are laying ruin to this country,” Christie said.


“We better focus on that and take our eyes off the rearview mirror and start looking through the windshield again,” he added.

The former New Jersey governor has taken a sharp stance against claims of election fraud that have been heralded by former President TrumpDonald TrumpDeputy AG: DOJ investigating fake Trump electors Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz elected to Baseball Hall of Fame Overnight Health Care — Senators unveil pandemic prep overhaul MORE and some GOP lawmakers.

Christie previously said Republicans who claim that the election was stolen are doing so to score “political points” with individuals Trump “lied to.”

Christie is now encouraging his party to move past 2020 presidential election fraud claims.

In September, he said the Republican Party needs to be “the party that’s perceived to be telling the American people the truth.”


Christie has been a rumored candidate for the 2024 race. In December, he said he “would not rule it out” when asked if he will mount a bid for the White House, and in May, he said he would not wait to see if Trump runs again to make a decision.

Christie, who ran against Trump in the GOP presidential primary in 2016 and then later endorsed the Republican nominee, started to break from Trump after testing positive for COVID-19 while working on debate prep at the White House.

Christie told the audience on Saturday that the line of Trump supporters “begins behind me,” pointing to his past support for the former president and his work on his transition and campaigns.