December 01, 2016

Report: Christie interested in heading Republican National Committee

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is interested in adding chairman of the Republican National Committee to his resume, Politico reported Thursday

Christie expressed his enthusiasm to senior members of President-elect Donald Trump's transition team weeks after he was demoted from the team's leader to its vice chair earlier this month.

Vice President-elect Mike Pence took over the role instead.

The surprise announcement came after two of his former aides were convicted in the George Washington Bridge scandal. 

Christie also gave a hyped-up press conference Tuesday, his first since the start of the trials, where he announced that the New Jersey Statehouse will undergo a $300 million renovation. 

He also said during the press conference that he intends to remain in office until January 2018. Impeachment rumors surfaced in September. 

Reince Priebus is the current chairman of the RNC. Priebus will become the organization's longest-serving chairman. He has served three terms since he was elected in January 2011. Priebus will step down to take a become Trump's chief of staff.

A spokesperson for Christie did not return an immediate request for comment.