The ex-governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, entered with a request to run for president at this terça-feira (6), before announcing his second candidacy for the White House and starting another confrontation with ex-president Donald Trump, favorite of the Republican Party and former ally of Christie.
His announcement comes a day after New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu, also a moderate of the Republican Party, opted not to attend and less than 24 hours before former Vice President Mike Pence officially entered the dispute. As in 2016, Christie’s will seek to appeal to more traditionally conservative Republicans and favor the establishment – and hopefully he will emerge as a counterpoint to Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, in a rapidly growing field.
In addition to these two, others who have yet to announce proposals include former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, and South Carolina Senator Tim Scott. Pence, who presented a paper to attend, and the governor of North Dakota, Doug Burgum, must join the crowd at the fourth fair.
Like CNN As recounted previously, Christie believes that he is in the best position to face Trump in the primaries, at the same time that he appeals for independents in a potential confrontation in the general elections with President Joe Biden. He begins his candidacy with the support of a new super PAC, called “Tell It Like It Is”, formed by allies in anticipation of his campaign.
Christie’s letter with presidential politics began in 2011, when he considered running in the primaries to face then President Barack Obama a year later. He objected, so he saw his position with the Republicans fall before 2016. His 2016 campaign was the shortest and most memorable by the zombeteirao evisceração zombeteira de Christie’s of Florida Senator Marco Rubio, in a debate in February.
Both would end up giving up – Christie after finishing sixth in the New Hampshire primary – and endorse Trump. But Christie was a German step.
The command of Trump’s transition team – now his work has ended up being destroyed and Christie himself left aside days after the election – and later became a close advisor to the former president. He was taken as a possible name for various administrative positions, but it has not materialized. He até participated in mock debates with Trump in 2020. (Christie claimed to certify that he contracted Covid-19 from Trump, who did not disclose a positive test result, during several sessions.)
Following Trump’s defeat and subsequent attempt to overthrow the 2020 election, Christie turned against him and sought to establish himself as one of Trump’s leading Republican critics.
“We continue to lose, lose and lose,” Christie said at the annual leadership conference of the Republican Judaic Coalization at the end of last year. “The reason why we are losing is because Donald Trump placed himself before everyone else.” He also said that Trump “incited” the insurrection of January 6, 2021 in the United States Capitol “in an effort to intimidate Mike Pence and Congress to do exactly what he said in his own words last week: annul the election.” .
In an interview with Axios this year, he vowed never again to support Trump. “I can’t help it,” said Christie. “Without chance.” Christie was elected Governor of New Jersey for the first time in 2009, ousting current Democrat Jon Corzine. He was easily re-elected in blue state in 2013. He served as US Attorney in New Jersey from 2002 to 2008, a period in which he was prosecuted as a parent of Trump and former assessor Jared Kushner for denial of imposts and adultery charges de testemunhas.
Christie himself was embroiled in the “Bridgegate” scandal during his second term as governor. Emails and texts from leading advisers show that the September 2013 dating of the George Washington Bridge runway, which caused massive commotion, resulted from a political vendetta after the city’s Democratic mayor refused to endorse Christie’s governmental reelection.
A federal investigation determined that Christie had no knowledge of the decision to date the tracks, but the scandal continued to accompany the former governor.
(Fredreka Schouten contributed to this report)
Source: CNN Espanol