Could Chris Christie be the next “permanent” Attorney General? The rumblings say he’s in the running.
Background: Former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine signed the state’s medical cannabis law in the eleventh hour of his term, meaning he was leaving it on Christie’s doorstep. Christie, not a fan of cannabis, stalled the growth of the program for years.
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump is considering former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to replace fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions, sources familiar with the matter said.
Sessions’ job is hard to fill. Enter Chris Christie.
After two people approached said they were not interested in the job, the former New Jersey governor — who has tried to ‘mend some fences’ with Jared Kushner — emerges as a top contender.
As a result, former New Jersey governor Chris Christie has emerged as a strong contender, according to two former White House officials briefed on the ongoing discussions, one of whom predicted that “this is going to end up with Christie.” The president has said in recent days that he believes Christie, the first prominent Republican to back his presidential bid, has patiently waited his turn after being passed over for the job during the post-2016 election transition.