December 01, 2016
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.
The renovations will include a modern, interactive experience reflective of the proud history we have in this state. https://t.co/7NEthy2oi3— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) November 29, 2016
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.