President Trump is reportedly considering replacing former Attorney General Jeff Sessions with either former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie or current Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.
Both Christie and Bondi are allies of the President. Their law enforcement credentials both make them well-qualified candidates to be Trump’s top law man. Now, the decision comes down to Trump.
President Donald Trump is considering former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to replace fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions, sources familiar with the matter said.
Trump fired Sessions on Wednesday without immediately naming a replacement, instead installing Sessions’ chief of staff Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general. Both Christie and Bondi are longtime political allies of the President’s and were initially considered contenders for the Justice Department perch during the transition.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) November 8, 2018
Chris Christie has long been a Trump ally. However, after the Access Hollywood leak where Trump was caught bragging about his power of persuasion with women, Christie neglected to support him. According to former Trump advisor Steve Bannon, Christie’s lack of support for Trump after the episode cost him a spot in the Administration.
— The Last Word (@TheLastWord) September 9, 2017
Pam Bondi has been an unapologetic supporter of Trump’s. Her anti-illegal immigration stances have gotten her in trouble with the left, who have taken to harassing her in public. (RELATED: Another Pro-Trump Government Official Is Chased Out of a Public Building.)
Despite all this, some observers believe Chris Christie will get the nomination. He was spotted at the White House earlier today.
Chris Christie is at the White House
— Michael Del Moro (@MikeDelMoro) November 8, 2018
It will be Christie. We can end the speculation right now. https://t.co/8FlGToh1co
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) November 8, 2018
Hey, Christie is job hunting currently. He’d certainly be loyal to Trump. The President could do worse than pick Christie to replace Sessions.
We’ll have to wait and see what Trump ultimately decides.