Chris Christie: Trump Committed Impeachable Offenses

Former Gov. Chris Christie says he believes Donald Trump's actions on the day of the Capitol invasion constitute an impeachable offense
Former Gov. Chris Christie says he believes Donald Trump's actions on the day of the Capitol invasion constitute an impeachable offenses
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (screen capture)

Impeachable offenses? Chris Christie thinks so.

The former Republican governor of New Jersey told ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos that he believes Donald Trump’s actions and statements to his followers prior to the invasion of the U.S. Capitol building constitute “impeachable offenses.”

“If inciting to insurrection isn’t, then I don’t really know what is,” said Christie. “What we had was an incitement to riot at the United States Capitol. We have people killed, and to me there’s not a whole lot of question here.”

The former Trump supporter also called out the White House for not flying the U.S. flag at half mast in honor of the Capitol Police officer who was killed in the riots.

Chris Christie: Trump’s Legal Team Has Been ‘National Embarrassment’

Former NJ Gov. Chris Christie (screen capture)

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told ABC News’s George Stephanopolous today that after dozens of failed legal challenges in court, Donald Trump should stop trying to delay the obvious results of the 2020 presidential election.

“I have been a supporter of the president. I voted for him twice, but elections have consequences and we cannot continue to act as if something happened here that didn’t happen.”

The former Trump ally added that the president’s legal team has become a ‘national embarrassment.’

“Quite frankly, the conduct of the President’s legal team has been a national embarrassment,” said Christie on ABC. “They allege fraud outside the courtroom, but when they go inside the courtroom, they don’t plead fraud and they don’t argue fraud.”

Chris Christie On Cavalier Coronavirus Attitude: “I Was Wrong”

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who participated in Donald Trump’s preparation before the first presidential debate (after which it was discovered Trump was coronavirus+), shares with USA Today the remorse he feels for not wearing a face mask amid the COVID-19 pandemic after he was diagnosed with the virus and had to be hospitalized for a week.

From USA Today:

Former Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday he was “wrong” not to wear a mask in the days before testing positive for COVID-19, but that he felt at that time that he was in a “safe zone” because of frequent testing.

Having spent a week being treated for the disease caused by the coronavirus – in an intensive care unit – Christie said he had a chance for greater reflection about his actions and the virus.

“It is something to take very seriously. The ramifications are wildly random and potentially deadly,” Christie said in a statement, first reported by the New York Times. “No one should be happy to get the virus and no one should be cavalier about being infected or infecting others.” 

“I was wrong,” Christie said.

Christie shares that he was given access to “extraordinary treatments,” including the anti-viral Remdesivir and a cocktail by the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly. He concluded those factors, which are not available to you nor I, “contributed to my good health today.”

News Round-Up: January 30, 2020

Ryan Worley (via Instagram)

Some news items you might have missed:

InstaHunks: Ryan Worley (above), of the world-famous Chippendales, is totes adorbs watching this kitten’s fascination with a string of lights. Follow him on Instagram here.

Advocate: The South Dakota House of Representatives Wednesday approved a bill that would make it a crime for doctors to give gender-transition treatment to minors. Doctors could receive up to a year in prison and a fine of $2,000.

Super Bowl: RuPaul took to social media to remind folks that he was the first drag queen to star in a Super Bowl commercial back in 2000. Here’s some #TBT action for you:

AP: A bill proposed by a group of Republican lawmakers on Wednesday that would have amended the Iowa Civil Rights Act by removing protections against discrimination for transgender people is dead.

ABC News: Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says Donald Trump would “definitely” encourage primary challengers to run against any GOP Senators who vote against him in the ongoing impeachment trial. “You could very well see the president encouraging or creating primaries against senators that are up this year if they went and voted the other way,”

Sesame Street: The long-running children’s television show announced on Facebook today that Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award winner Billy Porter will be “bringing those fierce vibes to Sesame Street” in an upcoming episode. The post showed Porter posing in his iconic tuxedo dress from the Oscars.

Chris Christie: Trump’s “Hyberbolic” Salesman Style Could Land Him In Jail

Donald Trump’s former butt boy (and former New Jersey governor) Chris Christie told a panel on ABC’s “This Week” this morning that Donald Trump’s “hyperbolic” salesman style would not play well should he agree to give testimony to FBI agents.

“One of the things that makes the president who he is is that he’s a salesman, and salesmen at times tend to be hyperbolic,” Christie said.

“That’s OK when you’re working on Congress. It is not OK when you’re sitting talking to federal agents because, 18 U.S. C 1001 is false statements to federal agents, that’s a crime, that can send you to jail.”

Christie also offered that the Trumpeter should never “walk into that room with” Mueller.

Christie also called the Trump transition team “brutally unprofessional.”

Watch below.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Bans “Bump Stocks” On Last Day In Office

Gov. Chris Christie

Color me surprised by outoing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

From NJ.com:

New Jersey has now banned “bump stocks,” controversial firearm accessories allegedly used by the shooter in last year’s Las Vegas massacre.

The devices can be affixed to semiautomatic rifles to allow them to fire bullets, mimicking automatic weapons.

But under the new law — which takes effect immediately — anyone who owns one has 90 days to surrender them to authorities. Retailers have 30 days.

Christie, a Republican, signed the law even though he has long opposed new gun-control measures in the state.

Bannon: No Cabinet Position For Christie Due To Lack Of Support Over “Grab’em By The Pussy” Video

In his 60 Minutes interview with Charlie Rose last night, former White House strategist Steve Bannon admits NJ Gov. Chris Christie was taken out of contention for a cabinet post for not standing by Donald Trump when the now infamous “Grab ’em by the pussy” video surfaced.

“Christie, because of Billy Bush weekend, was not looked at for a cabinet position,” Bannon said in an interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes” that aired Thursday. “I told him the plane leaves at 11-o-clock in the morning. If you make the plane, you make the team. He didn’t make the plane.”

Watch below.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Soaks Up Rays With Family On Closed State Beach

This past Saturday, incredibly unpopular New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (only 15% of NJ approves of the job he’s doing) ordered a shut down of the state government due to a budget impasse with the Democratic controlled legislature.

The shutdown included all state parks and beaches during the July 4 weekend. The shutdown is only the second in the state’s history.

According to reports, even a 25 member Cub Scout pack was ejected from a state park.

Christie’s administration has been ruthless about enforcement, kicking out a Cub Scout Pack with 25 kids from a state park.

But Christie was busted when he and his family were photographed soaking up the sun on Island Beach State Park.

On Sunday, he told reporters he “didn’t get any sun” on Saturday.

“I didn’t. I didn’t get any sun today,” Christie said.

When the pesky, inconvenient photos were brought up to a Christie spokesman, the reply was twisted into explaining that Christie “did not get any sun” because he “had a baseball hat on.”

Asked if this is fair, Christie said Saturday: “Run for governor, and you can have a residence there.”

News Round-Up: June 14, 2017

Tyson Beckford

Some news items you might have missed:

• International super model (and current celebrity host at Chippendales in Las Vegas) Tyson Beckford covers Vegas Magazine

• Fox News is dropping it’s woefully inaccurate slogan, “Fair & Balanced.” #AboutTime

• New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has broken the record for the worst approval rating (only 15% approval) for any governor in any state surveyed by Quinnipiac University in more than 20 years.

• Terrific article by Matt Baume about the emergence, history and evolution of Queer Proms over the past 20 years. #GreatRead

• Investigators have found evidence of attempted Russian cyber-hacking by in 39 states’ voting software and data.

• Check out Raúl Castillo, before his Looking role on HBO, in the short film 2012 Kiss Me where he played Kid Vargas, a boxer with a secret.

Chris Christie: Trump’s Loyalty Demands Are Just “Normal New York City Conversation”

During an appearance on MSNBC last night, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told host Nicole Wallace regarding Trump’s unorthodox communications, “What you’re seeing is a president who is now very publicly learning about the way people react to what he considers to be normal New York City conversation.”

That sounds like Christie thinks Trump should get a break for doing things considered very, very inappropriate for a president.

Immediately “normal New York City conversation” began trending on Twitter.