Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is among those being considered to replace Jeff Sessions as the next U.S. Attorney General, two sources told CBS News.
President Trump requested Sessions’ resignation, and the former Alabama senator and early Trump presidential supporter acquiesced Wednesday, one day after the Democrats took back the House of Representatives in the midterm elections.
Matthew Whitaker, Sessions’ former chief of staff, was named acting attorney general Wednesday.
Others being considered to replace Sessions full-time, according to CBS, are Trump lawyer and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, outgoing Florida Attorney General Pam Biondi and former Attorney General William Barr, who served under President George H. W. Bush.
Christie, a Republican who was governor of New Jersey from 2010 to 2018, is a longtime friend of Trump's and endorsed him after dropping out of the 2016 presidential campaign. He then ran the Trump transition team for a time before he was replaced by then-vice presidential candidate Mike Pence.
A former U.S. Attorney in New Jersey from 2002 to 2008, Christie has in recent months served as a commentator for ABC News.