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

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris ChristieChris ChristieThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - All US adults now eligible for COVID vaccines Parade of 2024 GOP hopefuls court House conservatives Energy secretary: 'We don't want to use past definitions of infrastructure' MORE (R) called the legal theory employed by President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse votes to condemn Chinese government over Hong Kong Former Vice President Walter Mondale dies at age 93 White House readies for Chauvin verdict 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 BidenObama, Clinton reflect on Mondale's legacy Biden, Harris commend Mondale in paving the way for female VP Mondale in last message to staff: 'Joe in the White House certainly helps' 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.”