What is Christie’s Future as Head of Trump Transition Team?
TRENTON -- Is Gov. Chris Christie out as the head of Donald Trump's transition team?
No, but the president-elect is looking at other options in case Christie has to step aside. The Huffington Post reported that PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel is being considered as Christie's replacement if that were to happen.
In an interview with the Today Show on Thursday, Christie gave no indication he's leaving the post.
"I am not committed to doing anything in a new administration or not," Christie said. "The bottom line is that I have a job to do to help get the administration ready. If there’s some role for me to do that I would like to do or the president-elect would like me to do, we’ve known each other for 14 years. We’ll talk about it."
Trump named the governor to the post in May, but left it to Christie to put together a team during the campaign.
Once considered a front-runner to be named attorney general by Trump, Christie continues to be dogged by questions of how much he knew about lane closures at the George Washington Bridge, after a jury found his appointees Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni guilty in the Bridgegate trial last week.
State Sen. Loretta Weinberg called for Christie's impeachment on Thursday.
"During the now-completed Bridgegate trial, there was considerable testimony under oath that Gov. Chris Christie had knowledge of a conspiracy to misuse government resources to close lanes on the George Washington Bridge," the former co-chair of the legislative committee that investigated the lane closures said in a statement.
Christie spokesman Brian Murray called the statement "ridiculous" and said it was "shocking that someone who sat in the front row of the courtroom every day could get it so wrong."