Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Blows Up ABC News Panel on Jan. 6
The former Republican governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, just launched a grenade on ABC News when he brought some much-needed reality about the January 6 select committee for the attack on the Capitol.
Christie gave a powerful explanation as to why the investigation did significantly impact the mind of voting Americans for the coming midterm elections.
It is clear that one of the primary motives for the hearings to be aired on prime-time TV was to change the mind of some voters. The New York Times reported before the first hearing that House Democrats wanted to use the hearings “to refocus voters’ attention on Jan. 6” by connecting “Republicans directly to an unprecedented plot to undermine democracy itself.”
Christie was on a panel discussion for ABC’s “This Week.” Julie Pace, a reporter for the Associated Press said that Democrats are not talking about the January 6 committee hearing on the campaign trail because the hearings have not made an impact with voters in America.
Christie then began to explain why the committee is not having an impact: It lacks credibility.
“I think the Jan 6. committee, despite some of the really good work they’ve done … was resigned to having a credibility problem because of the membership of the committee and the way that was done,” Christie said.
“So there are lots of Republicans across this country who just say, ‘There’s nobody there to argue the other side. [Reps. Adam] Kinzinger and [Liz] Cheney don’t argue the other side,'” he added.
Moderator George Stephanopoulos immediately said, “There’s not another side,” a point with which Democrat Donna Brazile agreed.
“What is the other side, Chris?” Brazile interrupted.
“I think that you can question a lot of these witnesses who came up and — and test their credibility, Donna,” Christie responded.
After a lot of back and forth, Christie maintained that the committee could have boosted its credibility but instead chose to be a TV production.