Chris Christie: Trump’s Lies Caused The Capitol Riot

The Hill reports:

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said the Jan. 6 Capitol riots were a result of former President Trump’s lies about the 2020 election being stolen, CNN reports.

“I think everything that he was saying from election night forward incited people to that level of anger,” Christie told CNN in the “Being… Chris Christie” series, as the former governor mulls his own run for president in 2024.

“I think people minimize what happened on the 6th by pointing to the speech that he gave on the Ellipse on the 6th,” he added. When asked by CNN host Dana Bash if Trump was responsible for the events that took place on Jan. 6, he said, “I don’t think they would’ve gone there if they thought the election had been fair.”

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