Former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, another 2024 GOP candidate, recently contested the idea of a loyalty pledge, saying he would not support former President Donald Trump, who hopes to become president again, if was a convicted criminal. « We need to focus on upholding the principles of the party, which is the rule of law, » he told ABC’s « This Week » Sunday.
But the NCR has rejected the idea of a cut for this scenario.
Christie also told host Jake Tapper that up until the era of Trump, who has repeatedly called an « underdog » due to the GOP’s electoral performance in 2018, 2020 and 2022, there was no need for the party to demand a commitment.
“I think the promise is just a useless idea, Jake. And by the way, in my entire life, we’ve never had to make Republican primary candidates commit. You know, we were Republicans,” Christie said. “And the idea is you would support the Republican whether you win or you lose. You didn’t have to ask someone to sign anything.”
Pursuing another line of attack against Trump, Christie said the former president has a long history of praising people when he picked them for key positions in his administration and then blasting them later when they left his team. , citing Jim Mattis, Mark Milley and Rex Tillerson , among others. Trump recently turned on former Attorney General Bill Barr after Barr defended the 37-count indictment against Trump.
« He’s a petulant child when someone disagrees with him, » Christie said of Trump.