(TheRedWire.com) – Chris Christie, the 2024 Republican presidential candidate and former governor of New Jersey, stated during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” that the Republican National Committee had made a “mistake” by blocking a joint appearance with Vivek Ramaswamy.
Christie told George Stephanopoulos that former President Trump’s control over the Republican Party manifested last year after the RNC decided that Christie and his rival in the presidential race, Ramaswamy, were not allowed to appear jointly on Fox News.
On Sunday’s appearance, Christie argued that he and Ramaswamy wanted another one-on-one discussion, which would have allowed them 45 minutes of airtime to discuss some important topics. However, they were prevented by the RNC from making the joint appearance, as the RNC had worried that this would put more pressure on Trump or other candidates to speak out.
However, as he pointed out, more information was better, and it was a mistake to limit interactions between presidential candidates to the debate stage in the short and long term.
Rather than the joint appearance, the two appeared separately on Fox News’ “Special Report” last week. The two candidates were threatened that if they proceeded with the joint appearance, they would be banned from appearing on the debate stage in the future Republican primary debates.
Both candidates slammed the decision on social media, with Ramaswamy stating it was a “disgrace.” Christie also spoke about his concerns about Rhonda McDaniel, the RNC chairwoman, during a different appearance from last week.
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