With President-elect Donald Trump making picks for his cabinet left and right, many folks are starting to focus on who will be replacing some folks in Congress and other key positions to ensure the conservative movement keeps on rolling.
Trump chose Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus for his chief of staff, leaving his former seat vacant and a lot of question marks as to who might take his place.
Well, a new report has come out that indicates New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie might be considering a bid for the seat himself.
The Hill is reporting, Christie, a longtime supporter of President-elect Donald Trump, told members of his transition team he may mount a bid to succeed RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, Trump’s incoming chief of staff, according to Thursday reports.
The New Jersey governor faces dismal approval ratings in his own state. The conviction this month of two former allies on criminal charges stemming from the “Bridgegate” scandal has only increased the pressure on Christie.He said week he has no intentions of leaving until his term as governor ends in 2018. Christie ran for the GOP presidential nomination this year and stunned the political world when he endorsed Trump after ending his campaign.
Christie was originally heading up Trump’s transition team, but was removed and replaced by Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who then promptly fired all of the lobbyists who were brought in.
The New Jersey governor certainly has a lot of name recognition and a very fiery attitude and persona, which one would think would be appealing given the election of Donald Trump as president, but it’s sort of up in the air as to whether or not folks will connect to Christie the same way.
It’s critical to make sure a solid conservative heads up the RNC as that could help institute further needed change and help bring the GOP back to its constitutionally grounded roots.
Regardless of where you stand on Christie, it’ll certainly be interesting to see who takes Priebus’ place and more or less heads up the conservative movement for the next round of elections.
[This article was written by Michael Cantrell]