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Chris Christie calls Trump's legal team a 'national embarrassment'

November 22, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie listens as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the Briefing Room of the White House on September 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump is preparing for the first presidential debate with former Vice President and Democratic Nominee Joe Biden on September 29th in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Joshua Roberts/Getty Images)

A staunch ally of Donald Trump said Sunday it was time for the President to end his futile gambit to overturn the results of the election.

(CNN)A staunch ally of Donald Trump said Sunday it was time for the President to end his futile gambit to overturn the results of the election.

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Trump has failed to provide any evidence of fraud, that his legal team was in shambles and that it's time to put the country first.

"If you have got the evidence of fraud, present it," Christie said on ABC, where he is a contributor.

"Quite frankly, the conduct of the President's legal team has been a national embarrassment," he said, singling out Trump attorney Sidney Powell's accusations against Georgia GOP Gov. Brian Kemp.

President-elect Joe Biden, who was declared the winner Friday as the state certified the results, has a 12,670 vote or . 2% lead over Trump in Georgia.

"This is outrageous conduct by any lawyer," Christie said Sunday, noting Trump's attorneys have levied wild accusations in public but have not, so far, raised them in court, where there are consequences for providing false information.

Maryland's Republican Gov. Larry Hogan also sharply criticized Trump's efforts on Sunday, telling CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union" that he's "embarrassed that more people in the party aren't speaking up" about what he called the "bizarre" moves.

It's time for them to stop the nonsense," Hogan said, adding that Trump's meeting last week with members of the Michigan state Legislature's Republican leadership -- as part of an effort to pressure local leaders on election results -- was "completely outrageous. "

In addition to Hogan and Christie, a number of other notable Republicans have also publicly signaled that they support starting the formal presidential transition process, including Rep. Paul Mitchell of Michigan and Sens.

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