New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has got big problems brewing back at home. As a result, vice president-elect and outgoing Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has been tapped to take over the Trump transition team.
Pence is a former conservative talk show host who used his show to lambaste elites on the Left and the Right, and even continued recording interviews and broadcasts out of his congressional office during his twelve years on Capitol Hill.
He also cut funding for Planned Parenthood in half and opposed anti-religious liberty proposals while serving as governor of Indiana.
Most significantly, though, is the fact that his Christian faith is decisive in his private and public decisions.
He hedges on dividing his Irish Catholic upbringing and youth from his born-again relationship with Christ. He once called himself an “evangelical Catholic,” a term that many on the religious Left opposed for fears that it would unite traditionalists across the religious aisle. Pence is someone from a devoutly Roman Catholic background who has left the Roman church and adopted evangelical Protestant attitudes towards one’s daily spiritual life.
This is the man who will guide the president-elect’s effort to staffing the executive branch of the U.S. federal government.