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Christie: Republicans claiming election was stolen trying to score 'political points' with those Trump 'lied to'

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris ChristieChris ChristieBiden administration buys 100,000 doses of Lilly antibody drug Cancun fallout threatens to deal lasting damage to Cruz On The Trail: The political perils of Snowmageddon MORE (R) said Sunday that Republicans who are claiming the election was stolen are trying to score “political points” with those former President TrumpDonald TrumpProsecutors focus Trump Organization probe on company's financial officer: report WHO official says it's 'premature' to think pandemic will be over by end of year Romney released from hospital after fall over the weekend MORE “lied to.”

Christie, an ABC News commentator, slammed his fellow GOP members who have promoted or not rebuked the unfounded claims that President Biden’s election win was not legitimate, calling the move “shameful.”

“Folks in my party, who are doing that, quite frankly, are just trying to make political points with those people who the president and others lied to about this over the course of the 10 weeks after the election,” he said. “And it’s shameful that they’re doing it.”

The former governor told ABC News’ George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosKhashoggi colleague: 'Why are we making an alliance with a dictator?' Fauci on Johnson & Johnson vaccine: 'Just be really grateful' Portman on Trump's dominance of GOP: Republican Party's policies are 'even more popular' MORE that he believes the country should prioritize election reform ahead of 2022 to ensure all of the results come out quickly, after the presidential race took days to call, and some congressional races took weeks. 

But he maintained that “this election was not stolen,” adding that “all the facts point in that direction.” 

“The evidence here has shown right from the beginning that while every election has some irregularities, and I’m sure this one did too, there were no type of irregularities that would have changed the results in any one state, let alone the four states that would need to have been changed for the result of the election to have been changed,” Christie said. 

Christie’s comments follow Trump’s repeated false claims in the weeks since Election Day that the election was impacted by widespread voter fraud. 

Several Republican lawmakers have backed Trump’s arguments, with some challenging the Electoral College results on Jan. 6 – even after a mob of his supporters stormed the Capitol building in a deadly riot to disrupt the vote. 

Biden was officially inaugurated last week, ending the Trump presidency.