Chris Christie Pulls Out Of Running For White House Chief Of Staff
Former New Jersey Gov.
Chris Christie said he is not interested in serving as President Trump's chief of staff on Friday, becoming yet another high-profile Republican to decline taking on one of the most grueling jobs in politics.
"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 and my family to undertake this serious assignment," Christie said in a statement.
"As a result, I have asked him to no longer keep me in any of his considerations for this post."
Christie's decision mirrors others who have been rumored to become the president's top aide upon the departure of current chief of staff John Kelly.