Chris Christie, the former governor of New Jersey, has reached a “dead end,” according to New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, who said on Sunday that Christie should withdraw from the 2024 presidential race prior to his state’s primary.
According to Sununu, “the only person that wants Chris Christie to stay in the race is Donald Trump.” This statement was made during an interview with HEADLINESFOREVER’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union.” Sununu had previously backed former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley in the Republican primary.
I believe all these contenders are aware that it’s usually a bit of a long shot. And when the dust settles, Nikki Haley is the only one who has changed. Within the next three weeks, Chris Christie will not be able to recover 30 points, will he?” Sununu spoke.
According to Sununu, Haley is the candidate who has the ability to draw even with Trump, defeating him in the process. This might happen in the next weeks, when no one expected it. In my opinion, that is quite probable to occur. Voters will go with Nikki, in my opinion. At the end of the day, I hope Chris ends up with Nikki. But ultimately, Chris has to decide on that.
“The events of the last few days fully solidifies the point that Christie has been making for six months,” a statement from Christie’s campaign told HEADLINESFOREVER, though it did not directly answer Sununu’s claim that the campaign has no way forward. Knowing the answers to the simple questions is essential to solving the complex difficulties, and the truth is paramount.
This comes at a time when Sununu is speaking out against Christie and other Republican presidential candidates for bringing up Haley’s attempt to clean up her response after she failed to name slavery as a cause of the Civil War during a town hall in New Hampshire.
Though Sununu admitted error, he downplayed the matter, calling it a “nonissue.”
“Did she clean it up fast? I thought so. He admitted that he wished he had phrased something better the first time around, but that the matter was swiftly resolved. “Don’t worry about it at all.”
Concerning the leading Republican, Sununu expressed concern that the exclusion of former president Donald Trump from the 2024 presidential primary ballots in Maine and Colorado will further strengthen his “victim card” stance.
This would merely bolster his chances of using the victim card when we reach the primaries later on. “It’s not right, and it’s not helpful in the least,” he remarked.
A source informed us that Trump’s legal team is planning to appeal both verdicts on Tuesday in order to get him removed from the primary ballots. They will do this by citing the 14th Amendment.
Both the Colorado verdict and the Maine secretary of state’s decision would be appealed by Trump to the US Supreme Court.
After the Civil War, the United States ratified the 14th Amendment, which states that public officials who pledge to defend the Constitution cannot be re-elected if they have “engaged in insurrection” or “given aid or comfort” to those who are fighting for a different kind of government.
Nevertheless, the prohibition remains unenforced, and the nebulous wording raises doubts as to whether it encompasses the presidency at all.
On Sunday, Sununu stated his desire for Trump to be on the ballot in “all 50 states” in order for “Nikki Haley can beat him in all 50 states.”