In an interview on Monday with talk show host Hugh Hewitt, Christie said, “I would not rule it out,” when asked if he would run for president – even against Trump.
Christie ran for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination before suspending his campaign and endorsing Trump.
Christie has since become an ally to President Trump, serving as the head of the president’s 2016 transition planning team. He also was involved in Trump’s debate Trump against President-elect Joe Biden.
In Monday’s interview, the former New Jersey governor said he does not agree with how Trump is handling his loss to President-elect Joe Biden.
“The president is very, very focused now just on his continued concerns about how the election went, those are things that he and I do not agree on. I try not to agitate him too much. I’ve been his friend for 20 years, I’ll continue to be his friend but on this one, we have a fundamental disagreement,” Christie said.
Christie told Hewitt that he was doubtful Trump would attend Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20.
“I think he should. I think these type of rituals and traditions and norms are important in our democracy, but I’m doubtful that he will,” Christie said. “But he’s Donald Trump, which makes him very unpredictable so you never quite know.”
Christie noted that he was upset by President Trump’s loss to Biden.
“I was very disappointed that he lost,” Christie said. “Losing in politics hurts much more than winning feels good.”
When asked by Hewitt if Christie had a Christie 2024 URL reserved, he replied, “ChrisChristie.com is [reserved], so we’re going to keep that one, and we’ll see where we go from here.”
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New York City Dems Push Law to Allow 800,000 Non-Citizens to Vote in Municipal Elections
The New York City Council will vote on December 9 on a law to allow green-card holders and residents with work permits to vote in municipal elections
New York’s Democratic party is battling over the constitutionality of voter laws. On December 9, the New York City Council will vote on a law to allow green-card holders and residents with work permits to vote in municipal elections.
“Around 808,000 New York City residents who have work permits or are lawful permanent residents would be eligible to vote under the legislation, which has the support of 34 of 51 council members, a veto-proof majority” reports Fox News.
“It’s important for the Democratic Party to look at New York City and see that when voting rights are being attacked, we are expanding voter participation,” Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, a sponsor of the bill and Democrat who represents the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, told the New York Times. Rodriguez immigrated from the Dominican Republic and became a U.S. citizen in 2000.
Laura Wood, Chief Democracy Officer for the mayor’s office, said at a hearing on the bill in September that the law could violate the New York State Constitution, which states that voters must be U.S. citizens age 18 or older.
Mayor Bill de Blasio indicated he could veto the bill following the September hearing.
“We’ve done everything that we could possibly get our hands on to help immigrant New Yorkers—including undocumented folks—but…I don’t believe it is legal,” de Blasio told WNYC radio at the time.
Mayor-elect Eric Adams, however, submitted testimony to the September hearing in favor of the bill. “In a democracy, nothing is more fundamental than the right to vote and to say who represents you and your community in elected office…Currently, almost one million New Yorkers are denied this foundational right.”
The legislation was first introduced two years ago, but had not yet gained traction due to the legal concerns.
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