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Former Governor for New Jersey Chris Christie has said that Donald Trump 'accidentally' told the truth about wanting to overturn the election.
Christie, once a Trump ally, has spoken on multiple occasions about Trump's handling of the 2020 election.
In a recent interview, Christie said Trump has accidentally revealed that he used the January 6 Capitol riot as an intimidation attempt to overturn the election.
Appearing on ABC talk show This Week, Christie said that Trump accidentally revealed his goal in a statement issued on January 31, 2022.
In the statement, the former president claims that then vice president Mike Pence 'could have over turned the election' and 'did have the right to change the outcome'.
Christie went on to say that while the former president is 'trying to do a clean-up on aisle one' by issuing the statement, 'he actually told the truth by accident. He wanted the election to be overturned'.
In the same interview, Christie supported Pence's certification of the election, saying: 'I think that the action the vice president took on January 6 spoke loudly, and I'm glad he's finally put words to it. I don't know why it took him so long, but I'm glad that he did'.
While Pence had a congressional duty as vice president to certify the election, he did not have the power to overturn it.
Pence recently spoke out about Trump's Jaunary 31 statement, explaining, 'I heard this week that President Trump said I had the right to ‘overturn the election'.
'President Trump is wrong. I had no right to overturn the election. The presidency belongs to the American people and the American people alone', he added.
Pence's former chief of staff Marc Short also weighed in on the matter, explaining 'the president had many bad advisors who were basically snake-oil salesmen giving him really random and novel ideas as what the vice president could do'.
Pence first spoke out about the incident and his certification of the election in November 2021.
Of the result, he said: 'Psalm 15 says he keeps his oath even when it hurts'.
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