(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?
Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard says Gov. Mike Huckabee would beat Gov. Christie right now for the Republican nomination. Do you agree with him?
Tonight on Crossfire: New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno on Monday called allegations that she issued an ultimatum to Hoboken's mayor to support a redevelopment plan backed by Gov. Chris Christie or lose Superstorm Sandy recovery aid "false" and "illogical." Read the full story.
At 6:30pm ET. Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen and Conservative editor for the Weekly Standard Bill Kristol, debate the "she said-she said" developments in the New Jersey scandals with S.E. Cupp and Van Jones.
We want you to weigh in: Do you think Chris Christie should step down as Chairman of the RGA?
On tonight's Crossfire, Newt Gingrich and guest host Sally Kohn sparred over Chris Christie given his State of the State address today with guests Donna Brazile and Fmr. Gov. Bob Ehrlich (R-MD).
Gingrich said that President Obama could learn from Gov. Christie and spend the entire hour of his State of the Union address apologizing for the Obamacare website, Benghazi, and the IRS targeting conservatives.
Crossfire: Is Christie taking enough responsibility?
Newt Gingrich and Sally Kohn debate whether Chris Christie is taking enough responsibility.
Gov. Chris Christie opened his State of the State speech today with comments on the bridge lane closing scandal. Declaring “we let down the people we are entrusted to serve,” he promised to “cooperate with all appropriate inquiries.” Christie told the joint session of the New Jersey Legislature, “The last week has certainly tested this Administration. Mistakes were clearly made. And as a result, we let down the people we are entrusted to serve.
I know our citizens deserve better. Much better. I’m the governor and I am ultimately responsible for all that happens on my watch – both good and bad”. Read the full story here.
There have been a lot of apologies. Are they enough for Chris Christie to achieve his 2014 goals for the state of New Jersey?
At 6:30pm ET. Fmr. Gov. Bob Ehrlich (R-MD) and Democratic strategist, Donna Brazile join Van Jones and guest host Sally Kohn in the Crossfire to debate Chris Christie.
We want you to weigh in: What is your current view of Chris Christie?
On tonight's Crossfire, Stephanie Cutter asks if Governor Christie's "bully" persona is a problem and if it could appeal to the nation. GOP strategist, John Brabender, debates with Fmr. Gov. Bill Richardson.
Also, S.E. Cupp asks if Christie's job as the head of the Republican Governors Association will be affected.
Tonight on Crossfire: Did Governor Chris Christie's extraordinary, nearly two-hour news conference keep alive his chances to be president? Christie said he found out for the first time Wednesday that one of his top aides had been connected to the scandal and immediately fired her. But is it enough? Read the full story here.
At 6:30pm ET, Republican strategist John Brabender and former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson join S.E. Cupp and Stephanie Cutter in the Crossfire to debate the Christie controversy.
We want you to weigh in: Do you think Chris Christie told the truth today?