Former New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie said on Sunday that the Jan. 6 Capitol Building riot was “driven from the top,” pointing blame at former President Donald Trump.
Christie made the remarks during an ABC’s “This Week” interview with George Stephanopoulos about the events of Jan. 6.
“All the things that you see were driven from the top. I mean, the president made it very clear that he did not want to concede the election, that he would not concede the election. And you had a bunch of people around him by the time he got to the end with very few exceptions that were C-team players at best, on their best day,” Christie said.
“So C-team players get in there, and they tell the boss what he wants to hear,” he added.
“All things that you see were driven from the top. The president made it very clear that he did not want to concede the election…C team players get in there and they tell the boss what he wants to hear,” @GovChristie says on former Pres. Trump, Jan. 6. https://t.co/Arv8B3VJd7 pic.twitter.com/JhooFgWutE
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) December 12, 2021
Christie has been big on his Trump blaming recently. In another interview, the former governor blamed the former president for infecting him with COVID-19.
NEW: @GovChristie says it’s “inexcusable” Mark Meadows didn’t reveal President Trump’s positive COVID test during debate prep and “saved it for a book.”
So does Christie, who spent a week in intensive care with the virus, believe Trump infected him?
“I think it’s undeniable.” pic.twitter.com/bS8zJM8uUB
— Firing Line with Margaret Hoover (@FiringLineShow) December 9, 2021
Christie may be good at giving blame, but it may have a lot to do with promoting his new book that has currently struggled for sales.