Chris Christie Being Considered For Attorney General

speaks onstage during Politicon 2018 at Los Angeles Convention Center on October 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
Phillip Faraone/Getty Images North America

President Trump is considering appointing former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) to replace Jeff Sessions as attorney general, CBS News reported.

According to two people familiar with the discussions who spoke to CBS’ Major Garrett, the list of possible replacements will continue to grow over the next several days. Trump is also mulling Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who is on her way out of office, as well as Trump personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and former Attorney General William Barr, who served in President George H.W. Bush’s administration.

Politico noted that Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) could also be possible contenders.

Christie, who is often the subject of viral criticism over his bombastic behavior, has been looking for a gig since he left office in January.

Christie and Trump have been friends for years and Christie even endorsed Trump after he dropped out of the presidential race in 2016. Christie also was plucked to lead Trump’s transition team after he was elected.

Fox News host Laura Ingraham started the Christie speculation when she floated him as a Sessions replacement during her show on Wednesday night, just hours after Sessions was forced to resign.

Masthead Masthead
Editor & Publisher:
Managing Editor:
Senior News Editor:
Assistant Editor:
Editor at Large:
Investigations Desk:
Front Page Editor:
Editor for Prime & Special Projects:
General Manager & General Counsel:
Executive Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Publishing Associate:
Front-End Developer:
Senior Designer: