Vice President-Elect Mike Pence Becomes New Head of Presidential Transition Team
Friday afternoon, the Donald Trump Presidential Campaign announced a major change with Trump's transition team. Vice President-elect Mike Pence (pictured, far right) will replace New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as the head of the transition team.
In addition to Pence serving as chairman of the Presidential Transition Team, Dr. Ben Carson, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, USA (Ret.), Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions will serve the Executive Committee as Vice Chairs.
“Together this outstanding group of advisors, led by Vice President-elect Mike Pence, will build on the initial work done under the leadership of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to help prepare a transformative government ready to lead from day one,” stated President-elect Donald J. Trump. “The mission of our team will be clear: put together the most highly qualified group of successful leaders who will be able to implement our change agenda in Washington. Together, we will begin the urgent task of rebuilding this nation - specifically jobs, security and opportunity. This team is going to get to work immediately to Make America Great Again.”
The Trump Presidential Campaign also announced that Pence's three senior advisors, Nick Ayers, Josh Pitcock, and Marc Short, will work with him during the transition.
“President-elect Trump will bring about fundamental change in Washington, and these are the right people to make that happen,” added Vice President-elect Pence. “This team of experienced leaders will form the building blocks of our Presidential Transition Team staff leadership roster, and will work with elected officials and tireless volunteers to prepare our government for the transfer of power on January 20th.”
Donald Trump and Mike Pence will take their respective oaths of office on Inauguration Day, Friday, January 20, 2017.