Chris Christie calls Trump's legal team's legal theory an 'absurdity'

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris ChristieChris ChristieChristie: Biden lying about Georgia voting bill Experts take pro-vaccine message to right-wing skeptics Chris Christie joins board of New York Mets MORE (R) called the legal theory employed by President TrumpDonald TrumpRomney blasts end of filibuster, expansion of SCOTUS McConnell, GOP slam Biden's executive order on SCOTUS US raises concerns about Iran's seriousness in nuclear talks MORE and his legal team to try to overturn the election “an absurdity.” 

When asked by ABC’s “This Week” host Martha Raddatz what he would say to his fellow Republicans who continue to dispute the results of the election, Christie said those efforts are not credible.

“Listen, the legal theory put forward by his legal team and by the president is an absurdity,” Christie said. “And the reason why the Supreme Court didn’t take it is because it’s an absurd idea to think that any state, or any number of states, no matter how good they are, can challenge another state’s right to run the election as they see fit. And also there’s no evidence.”

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) filed a lawsuit last week suing four other states where President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden taps California workplace safety leader to head up OSHA Romney blasts end of filibuster, expansion of SCOTUS US mulling cash payments to help curb migration MORE won the election. Seventeen other state attorneys general and 126 House Republicans put their support behind the lawsuit. On Friday, the Supreme Court rejected the suit.

Raddatz asked Christie what he thought would happen to the Republican Party as a result.

“People are going to have to stand up and start to say these things. I mean, you know, the fact is in Georgia, and people should know this, that signature verification, which the president continues to tweet about, has been done twice in this election,” Christie said.

“The reason the Supreme Court is not taking this is not because of a lack of courage,” Christie said. “It's for the same reason that every court has thrown this out. It's a lack of evidence and a lack of any type of legal theory that makes any sense.”