Politics Chris Christie
Christie Traffic Jams Mel Evans/AP

In this Oct. 18, 2016, photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a gathering at a public forum in New Providence, New Jersey. Christie maintains that he has no recollection of any of his aides telling him about lane closures on the George Washington Bridge. Christie said in an interview on "CBS This Morning" that the Friday, Nov. 4, guilty verdicts against two former aides confirm his belief that only three people were responsible. Bridget Kelly, Christie's former deputy chief of staff, and Bill Baroni, an executive at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, were convicted of scheming with former Christie ally David Wildstein to punish a Democratic mayor for not endorsing him when he ran for re-election in 2013.

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.