Jindal: Christie should stay RGA chair

Office of the Governor of Louisiana
Sunday, February 2, 2014 - 12:50pm

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal expressed support Sunday for his New Jersey counterpart Chris Christie, telling CNN the New Jersey governor should keep his position as chairman of the Republican Governors Association.

"Yes, I don't think he should step down," Jindal told CNN's Candy Crowley on Sunday morning. "I think he should stay there."

In an interview on "State of the Union," Jindal, a former head of the key Republican group, gave a vote of confidence to Christie while stressing that the RGA "is not about one governor."

"No one governor is more important than another," he said. "What really matters is the RGA is a place where our governors come together."

Since Christie took over from Jindal as head of the important Republican financing and policy hub, the New Jerseyan has become enmeshed in a scandal. Christie's aides ordered the closure of lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge -- the busiest river crossing in the country -- in Fort Lee, apparently to punish that town's mayor for declining to endorse Christie during his re-election bid. 


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