Chris Christie Will Not Vote For Or Pardon Trump

Though “I hate Trump” is hardly a winning platform in the 2024 Republican Party, that’s exactly what former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is banking on. This week he doubled down on his single-minded opposition to the 45th president.

Not that there was any doubt, but the GOP candidate confirmed that he will neither vote for Trump if he is his party’s nominee nor will he issue a pardon if he becomes president.

The first breaks his debate agreement with the Republican National Committee (RNC). All participants pledged they will support the eventual nominee no matter who it is.

Interviewed Wednesday by MSNBC’s Mike Barnicle, Christie was asked if he will remain faithful to his promise to the RNC.

It was simply worded. “I will honor the will of the primary voters and support the Republican presidential nominee in order to save our country and beat Joe Biden.”

But Christie backtracked on his pledge before the liberal audience. “I can’t help him. No way.” He went on to accuse Trump of not being “appropriate for the presidency.”

Completing this week’s tour of irrelevant leftist outlets, Christie also appeared Wednesday on ABC’s “The View.” There he declared that he would not pardon the former president if he were to win this year’s election.

Of course, the former governor has as much of a chance of running the Kremlin as he does the White House. But that did not stop him from reasserting his vehement opposition to Trump and rejecting a possible pardon.

Christie responded, “No…The person has to accept responsibility for what they did…It would be the easiest pardon decision I would ever have to make as president. You don’t accept responsibility — too bad, go to jail.”

As for his primary rivals, Vivek Ramaswamy pledged to pardon Trump in June. Both Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis took the same oath in late December if they were to win the November election.

Christie is running further from congressional leaders within his own party.

Earlier this week, the House GOP leadership solidified its support for former President Trump. House Majority Whip Tom Emmer (R-MN) joined House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA) in rounding out backing for the 45th president.

Christie may have scored points with the smattering of liberals in the audiences of MSNBC and “The View.” However, he only further distanced himself from his own party ranks, and that’s who will decide the Republican 2024 nominee.