Christie says she would “absolutely” support DeSantis or Haley, but insists she won’t drop out of the 2024 race.


Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he will “absolutely” support two of his fellow candidates, but also indicated he will remain in the race for the GOP presidential nomination.

Christie spoke with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Thursday and was asked in the interview if he thinks his fellow Republican presidential candidates, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, are fit to run. Oval Office.

“Yes,” Christie responded, saying he would “absolutely” support either candidate if they were elected as the Republican nominee.

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Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he would “absolutely” support two of his fellow candidates, but also said he will remain in the race for the GOP presidential nomination. (Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images)

Hewitt then asked Christie for her “final decision” on whether she would continue in the Republican primary in New Hampshire. Hewitt said Republicans “across the country” believe Christie will fall.

“Well, good for them,” Christie said, and Hewitt asked the candidate if the naysayers were wrong.

“Am I here? Am I on your show?” —Christie asked.

“You are. That’s not the answer,” Hewitt responded. “This is not ‘The View.'”

Hugo Hewitt (Fox News Channel)

“Am I going to go to New Hampshire? Am I… going to go to New Hampshire this morning and have a public meeting tonight in Hollis, New Hampshire?” Christie responded. “The answer is yes.”

A spokesperson for Christie confirmed that the governor is continuing his campaign for the West Wing.

While some are calling for Christie to drop out of the race, his friend, Republican New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, said he would not ask the former New Jersey governor to drop out.

However, Sununu’s comments came with an asterisk for Christie.

Sununu told Fox News that Christie’s “numbers are falling” and argued that the former New Jersey governor has “reached his limit” as he makes a second run for the White House.

Nikki Haley in the second debate

Chris Christie spoke with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Thursday and was asked in the interview if he thinks his fellow Republican presidential candidates, Nikki Haley, shown, and Ron DeSantis, are fit to occupy the Oval Office. (Eric Thayer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Sununu said Christie “has the opportunity to be the heroine, to put Nikki [Haley] above, to deliver [former President] “Trump that loss, Nikki that victory that the rest of the country is looking for.”

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Sununu, a popular Republican governor in the state holding the first primary in the GOP presidential nominating calendar, endorsed Haley last month, dealing a blow to Christie, who is once again putting all his chips on a strong end. in New Hampshire.

Christie and Sununu are long-time friends and are two of the most vocal Republicans. Trump critics. However, during the election campaign and in interviews since he endorsed Haley, Sununu has argued that Christie has no path to winning the nomination.

Fox News Digital’s Paul Steinhauser contributed reporting.

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