GOP presidential contender and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), who has heavily struggled to garner support in polls against his fellow Republicans vying for their party’s presidential nomination, recently announced he would not vote for former President Donald Trump in November 2024 if the former president becomes the GOP presidential nominee.
Christie has established himself as a Never Trumper, constantly attacking the former president during every media appearance he’s been granted.
A Fox News survey showed that just 2% of individuals support Christie’s presidential bid. The Wall Street Journal shows that the former New Jersey governor has a negative net approval rating.
While speaking to MSNBC, Christie revealed his intent to violate the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) “Beat Biden” pledge, forcing all presidential hopefuls to support the party’s eventual nominee. He told MSNBC host Mike Barnicle that he would not vote for Trump if the former president became the GOP nominee.
In December 2023, Christie and “every remaining major contender” signed the RNC’s pledge to participate in primary debates.
“I affirm that if I do not win the 2024 Republican nomination for President of the United States, 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,” the RNC’s pledge reads.
“I further pledge that I will not seek to run as an independent or write-in candidate, nor will I seek or accept the nomination for president of any other party,” it continues.
— One America News (@OANN) January 4, 2024
Christie, like many leftists, has argued that Trump’s alleged role in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol protests demonstrates that the former president is “unfit” for office.
In March 2023, the former New Jersey governor criticized the former president for playing a song by the Jan. 6 choir during a campaign rally in Waco, Texas.
“I’m going to go out there and tell the truth. Like the truth matters. The truth is not negotiable,” Christie said in March 2023. “I can’t help him. No way. When you have the January 6th choir at a rally and you show video of it — I just don’t think that person is appropriate for the presidency.”