New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is set to play a role in a new White House effort to tackle the nation’s opioid epidemic, a White House official confirms to ABC News.
Christie was a central figure in Trump’s campaign and was the first to lead his transition team, but he was replaced with Vice President Mike Pence just days after the election.
He was also passed over for high-profile positions in Trump’s administration, such as attorney general.
Politico has reported on the details of a draft order, not yet obtained by ABC News, which calls for the creation of a commission that will be tasked with making recommendations on the funding, treatment and law surrounding opioid addiction and treatment. (Click to Article)