Christie ‘relieved’ Trump tapped a governor as VP
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Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) says Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpRosenstein expected to leave DOJ next month: reports Allies wary of Shanahan's assurances with looming presence of Trump States file lawsuit seeking to block Trump's national emergency declaration MORE made the right call picking a governor as his running mate.

Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceChina accuses US of trying to block development after Pence Huawei comments Kamala Harris shopping trip stirs Twitter campaign trail debate Pence met with silence after mentioning Trump in Munich speech MORE is a great guy,” he said Monday of Indiana’s GOP governor, according to CNN. "And I am really relieved that Donald Trump picked a governor to be his running mate.


“[Trump] also needed a good, decent, honest person to tell him the truth, and in Mike Pence he got all of those things,” Christie added during a breakfast for the Michigan delegation at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

“And we need to enthusiastically support Mike and nominate him Wednesday night as the next vice president.”

Christie also indirectly criticized former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), who was also considered for a spot on the GOP ticket.

“We don’t need another big mouth for Congress, quite frankly, to go there, who’s never been responsible for anything, all right?” Christie asked. "Never been responsible for producing results.

“What Donald needed was a partner who has governed and been responsible for results and held responsible by his people.”

Christie additionally refused comment on rumors Trump wants him to serve as attorney general.

“We’ll see what life brings, you know? Life has been a pretty big roller coaster for the last 15 years, so I’m just going to strap in, hang on and see where it takes me next.”

Trump last Friday formally announced Pence was joining his ticket ahead of this week’s Republican National Convention, where Trump is expected to be formally nominated for president.