INDIANAPOLIS – Vice President-elect Indiana Governor Mike Pence met with Indiana Governor-elect Eric Holcomb for a cabinet meeting at the statehouse on Monday.
The pair addressed the media and said they’ve been talking about the transition process since Election Night last Tuesday.
Pence also said that he intends to finish out his term as governor, and he called Holcomb an inspirational leader who will take Indiana to the next level.
There was increased Secret Service protection around the statehouse and highly interested National Press Corps members, especially since Pence has now taken control of President Elect Donald Trump’s transition efforts.
That shake-up reduced New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s role. Trump said in a statement that Pence will "build on the initial work" that Christie accomplished "to help prepare a transformative government ready to lead from day one."
Christie will now serve as a vice chairman to the transition effort alongside other Trump confidantes, like former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
Gingrich spoke on "Face the Nation" about Trump's plans for the transition.
"I think his meeting with Paul Ryan and with Mitch McConnell and the fact that he's integrating Mike Pence so thoroughly -- which also happened with Cheney, if you remember, Cheney was Vice President, led the transition, Pence is Vice President is going to lead the transition -- I think all those things show you steps towards stability and maturity that are very, very encouraging," Gingrich said.