Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has had his share of controversies throughout his political career. Now, he’s rumored to be a top choice of President Trump to replace Jeff Sessions as Attorney General.
The moderate Republican ran for president in 2016 before dropping out and endorsing then-candidate Donald Trump. It was viewed by many as political hedging that would help him get a cabinet position, but BridgeGate made it hard for the President to give Christie anything other than a temporary position on his White House transition team.
Apparently, enough time has gone by for his name to resurface for a role that suits his experiences.
Christie’s claim to fame has been being appointed U.S Attorney by President Bush shortly before the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He built a strong resume in law enforcement circles and drew enough attention to become a Republican governor in deep blue New Jersey.
He used this claim to fame on the campaign trail.
“I was appointed United States attorney on September 10, 2001. And I spent the next seven years of my career fighting terrorism and putting terrorists in jail.”