(TargetLiberty.org) – There is increasing pressure on former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to withdraw from the Republican primary race, allowing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis or former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley to become viable alternatives to former President Donald Trump.
Christie’s campaign has predominantly been focused on his criticisms of former President Trump. However, his presence in the race, as well as his focus on New Hampshire, has resulted in a complicated situation in the GOP primary field. Originally, many had anticipated that Christie would not qualify for the next primary debate which took place on Wednesday and is hosted by NewsNation. However, ultimately, he managed to qualify.
The GOP is putting increasing pressure on Christie to drop out of the race as the Iowa caucuses are fast approaching. As former Trump administration Sarah Matthews who has endorsed Haley argued, there was no path that would allow Christie to win the nomination, which is why he needed to drop out of the presidential race.
She added that Christie had been an important voice in the race, however, his entire presidential campaign so far has been focused on blocking Trump from winning the nomination. As she said, if he wanted to stay in the race at this point, all he is doing is assisting Trump to win the nomination as he is causing a divide in the votes.
Christie launched his presidential campaign in June, and since then he has placed most of his attention on New Hampshire while also frequently attacking former President Trump.
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