After Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned on Wednesday, many have wondered who would take his place. And it appears the frontrunner is someone many people are familiar with.
Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is reportedly the frontrunner to replace Sessions as Attorney General. Some outlets are reporting that a few people had been offered the position and rejected it, which is why Christie has become the leading candidate. Other candidates for the position include former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and former Attorney General William Barr.
Christie was an early supporter of Trump after the former governor dropped out of the 2016 presidential race himself. However his relationship with the administration has always been strained, as he was sidelined when helping the Trump campaign transition to the White House after the 2016 election and then was offered no role in the administration.
Christie eventually was tasked with leading the White House's efforts to combat the opioid crisis. This is notable for marijuana advocates because early on that anti-opioid task force said that using medical marijuana as an alternative to dangerous prescription painkillers was not an option. So if Christie does replace Sessions, it won't necessarily be a welcome change for marijuana legalization.
After reports about Christie being the frontrunner came out, Trump told the press that he likes the former governor but hasn't spoken to him about the Attorney General position.
Honestly anything would be better than Sessions though.
(h/t CBS News)