(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.
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.
Tonight on Crossfire: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gets sworn into his second term but can he get past the scandal and turn his political fortunes by 2016? Read the full story.
At 6:30pm ET. former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and Democratic strategist Brad Woodhouse of Americans United for Change debate with Newt Gingrich and Van Jones.
Also, former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife have been indicted on charges of illegally accepting gifts. We’ll ask Cuccinelli, who served under McDonnell, for his reaction.
We want you to weigh in on tonight’s Fireback question: How should Republican candidates feel about campaigning with Christie?