Christie: Pelosi Made A "Serious Error" By Withholding Impeachment; McConnell "Is The New Master Of The Senate | Video | RealClearPolitics

Christie: Pelosi Made A "Serious Error" By Withholding Impeachment; McConnell "Is The New Master Of The Senate

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Sunday on ABC's "This Week" roundtable, former N.J. Gov. Chris Christie weighed on on

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Chris Christie, it seems like the president has brought on to McConnell's strategy of no witnesses.

CHRIS CHRISTIE: Yeah, and I think that was inevitable. Because in the end, nobody does this better than Mitch McConnell. That's what Nancy Pelosi learned over the last three weeks.

And what Chuck Schumer has learned time and time again.

The fact is Mcconnell is the new -- since LBJ -- he's the new master of the Senate. He knows how to count votes and he knows how to keep people in line and he knows how to get this done. The president has learned over time, all the way he's done things to make the president's legacy even better, that it is probably smart to listen to McConnell on this.

This has been a really good three weeks for the president and it's largely because the Speaker made a serious error and politically judgment, in my view, by holding back. You know in the end --

STEPHANOPOULOS: It's a one-week difference in the start of the trial

CHRISTIE: I understand. During this period of time, it's allowed people not to focus on the beginning of a trial and the discussion, we didn't have special reports on the beginning of a trial. We weren't on TV in the middle of the day covering all this stuff. He was allowed to talk about other things. He was allowed to do other things that I'm sure we'll talk about later.



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