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January 21st, 2014
07:16 PM ET

Cuccinelli calls on Christie to 'step aside' as RGA chairman

(CNN) – A top Virginia Republican, Ken Cuccinelli, said embattled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie should step down from his new role as chairman of the Republican Governors Association.

The former Virginia attorney general and 2013 gubernatorial candidate said current investigations into suggested political misconduct by top Christie administration appointees would hinder his ability to successfully campaign for GOP candidates.

"I think just from the perspective of setting aside this as an issue in other races, it makes sense for him to step aside in that role," he said on CNN's "Crossfire" on Tuesday.

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Also, Cucinelli responds to the indictment of Former Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA) saying that “this puts a dent” in Virginia history. Watch how Democratic strategist Brad Woodhouse responds.

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  1. clarkohrepub

    To the contrary! Chris needs to stand his ground and continue exhibiting his REAL LEADERSHIP skills while this poor attempt to discredit him falls apart under close scrutiny. Perhaps CNN will report on desperate democrats calling for Hillary Clinton to step aside and let new blood run for President in 2016?....(Don't hold your breath!)

    January 22, 2014 at 10:18 am | Reply
  2. steve

    I watched crossfire and he did not call on him to quit he was answering a question and said he should quit. You make it sound like he said Christie, you should quit the RGA!!! Typical lib slant.

    January 22, 2014 at 10:15 am | Reply
  3. clarkohrepub

    To the contrary! Chris needs to stand his ground and continue to exhibit TRUE LEADERSHIP as this poor attempt to discredit him falls apart under close scrutiny. Perhaps CNN would like to explain why it will not report on democrats calling for Hilary Clinton to step aside and let new blood run for President?....don't hold your breath!

    January 22, 2014 at 10:15 am | Reply
  4. M Wesley

    It was a TRAFFIC jam! God I hope a govenor has better things to do than watch traffic. I really believe he had nothing to do with it. How can Republicans keep eating their own while allowing the corrupt administration to breeze by. I don't get it.

    January 22, 2014 at 9:05 am | Reply
    • clarkohrepub

      I know...who would ever think there'd be a traffic jam going into NYC? Oh the agony of it all!...LOL
      CNN would do well to be honest and just come out and say they are trying their best to stick to the MSM talking points in an attempt to salvage their waning ratings. Meanwhile, Americans outside of the liberal bastions only need to observe what a true leader does when his underlings misbehave....unlike our current President!

      January 22, 2014 at 10:52 am | Reply
      • George

        If they would spend a fraction of the time on democratic scandals much worse than this non-scandal just think, they would be a news reporting agency again.

        January 22, 2014 at 11:39 am |
  5. Danb

    Yeah KC is just so eminently qualified to give his opinion considering how great his last campaign was. What's next, analysis from Todd akin?

    January 22, 2014 at 8:36 am | Reply
  6. iambicpentamaster

    When ya gotta go, ya gotta go.

    And Christie, Obama's butt-boy, has really gotta go.

    January 22, 2014 at 8:11 am | Reply
  7. iambicpentamaster

    When ya gotta go, ya gotta go.

    And Christie, Obama's butt-boy, has gotta go.

    January 22, 2014 at 8:11 am | Reply
  8. Gwen price

    Calling for christie to resign is ridiculous. I f rebulicans would stick by their people the way democrats do the GOP would be in better shape. Take a lesson from the democrats who stick by the president who never knows about anything!

    January 22, 2014 at 7:54 am | Reply

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