(VitalNews.org) – Taking a more balanced position on the matter, former New Jersey governor and current GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie said he would not have personally prosecuted former President Donald Trump on all of the cases currently brought against him.
Christie appeared on Newsmax’s “The Balance” on Tuesday where host Eric Bolling noted he was a prosecutor because he became a governor and then questioned Christie about whether or not he “would have prosecuted” any of the indictments Trump is currently facing.
Christie replied that he “would have prosecuted the documents case” but not the New York case, reminding Bolling he already “said that at the time.” He went on, stating he would’ve gone after Trump for the one related to January 6 but not the one in Georgia, which he said was “unnecessary.”
Before serving as Governor of New Jersey, Christie was the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey from 2002 to 2008.
During the interview, Christie added that he also would not pardon Trump if elected to the White House, unlike fellow GOP candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, who pledged to pardon the former president. Christie won’t have to worry about making such a decision, though, as he’s way behind in the polls compared to the other candidates.
Regardless of their bad blood, Christie seems to be taking a fair and level-headed approach to the Trump indictments rather than condemning the former president on every front. And it’s not like he has no reason to, considering Trump and Christie seem to hate one another and are constantly exchanging insults.
The latest indictment of Trump in Georgia for charges of election interference and racketeering is also being faced by 18 other codefendants, including former New York City Mayor Rudy Guliani and attorney Sidney Powell, who have already begun turning themselves in.
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