(FixThisNation.com) – Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is running in the 2024 Republican primary against former President Donald Trump, stated on Friday during an interview on CNN that he opposed the decision in Maine to keep Trump off the primary ballot because of the 14th Amendment’s insurrection clause.
Christie argued during the interview that this turned Trump into a martyr. He further argued that Trump was very good at appearing like the victim and “playing ‘Poor me, poor me.’” He added that Trump was a poor billionaire who had been paying his legal fees using other people’s money.
On Thursday, Shenna Bellows, the Democratic Secretary of State in Maine, ruled that Trump had spent months pushing forward a false narrative of election fraud which ultimately led to the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack. She added with his speeches he had inflamed his supporters on the day of the attack and had directed them to attempt to stop the peaceful transfer of power through the election certification. She further pointed out that the occasional request for peace from Trump on the day did not absolve him from his rhetoric.
Last week the Colorado Supreme Court had reached a similar decision in a 4-3 ruling.
Trump’s campaign was quick to blast the decision and referred to Bellows as a “virulent leftist” who was “hyper-partisan” to President Biden.
Trump campaign spokesperson Steven Cheung further noted that what they were seeing was an attempt for partisan interference and to steal the presidential election. He added that the Trump campaign would be appealing these decisions.
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