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Christie Breaks RNC Debate Pledge, Refuses To Vote For Trump

Chris Agee
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Despite signing a debate pledge with the Republican National Committee (RNC) vowing to cast his vote for whoever ends up being the Republican presidential nominee, GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie has declared that he refuses to vote for former President Donald Trump — the current frontrunner for the party’s nomination.

Christie has never garnered more than 3% in the polls, with a recent Fox News survey showing he has only 2% support. The Wall Street Journal also reported that Christie had a negative net approval rating, currently at -55.

His main talking point throughout the campaign has been criticism of Trump, earning him many guest spots on mainstream media shows — including MSNBC, where he appeared on Wednesday.

During that appearance, Christie was asked by MSNBC host Mike Barnicle as to whether he would support Trump with his vote in 2024 if the former president became the GOP nominee.

“No,” Christie responded.

He then attacked his fellow Republican presidential candidates for following through on their pledge, claiming that they only agreed to support Trump out of “fear and ambition.” Christie also agreed with the MSNBC host that Trump has “damaged” the United States.

This is in direct violation of his RNC debate agreement, known as the “Beat Biden Pledge,” which Christie and “every remaining major contender” signed.


“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. 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,” the pledge read.

One America News (OANN) characterized Christie’s decision as a desperate attempt for support, declaring that his “broken vow and unwillingness to support the presumed GOP presidential nominee seemed to underline his strong desire to be politically relevant.”