Vice President-elect Mike Pence will be taking over leadership of the transition team as President-elect Donald Trump prepares to move into the White House in January.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was head of the team; however, Pence will be leading the group moving forward, with Christie listed as a “co-chair” along with Dr. Ben Carson, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Sen. Jeff Sessions, according to The Hill.
Christie’s public image has suffered over the course of what is commonly known as Bridgegate; two of his former aides were convicted last week on charges of fraud and wire-tapping, only adding to the controversy.
Trump remains confident that the team, under new leadership, will build upon Christie’s work to make the president-elect’s transition to power as seamless as possible.
“Together this outstanding group of advisers, led by Vice President-elect Mike Pence, will build on the initial work done under the leadership of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to help prepare a transformative government ready to lead from day one,” Trump said in a statement.
“The mission of our team will be clear: Put together the most highly qualified group of successful leaders who will be able to implement our change agenda in Washington,” he added.
“Together, we will begin the urgent task of rebuilding this nation — specifically jobs, security and opportunity. This team is going to get to work immediately to Make America Great Again.”
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