Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will not become President Donald Trump’s chief of staff.
Christie apparently asked to be taken out of consideration, saying:
“It’s an honor to have the President consider me as he looks to choose a new White House chief-of-staff. However, I’ve told the President that now is not the right time for me or my family to undertake this serious assignment. As a result, I have asked him to no longer keep me in any of his considerations for this post.”
— Evan McMurry (@evanmcmurry) December 14, 2018
This comes after Christie met with Trump Thursday at the White House about the position.
Trump is currently interview candidates for the position after it was announced that current Chief of Staff John Kelly would be leaving at the end of the year.
Other names that have been mentioned as possible chief of staff replacements have been Jared Kushner, Newt Gingrich and David Bossie.