September 16, 2021

Alexandria, VA – Today, the National Republican Redistricting Trust (NRRT) announced that former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will serve as national co-chairs of the organization, with Karl Rove joining the group in the role of Senior Adviser.

Formed in 2017, NRRT serves as the central resource to coordinate and collaborate with Republicans on a 50-state redistricting effort, focusing on the party’s legal and data needs during the redistricting process.

Adam Kincaid, President and Executive Director of NRRT, said, “Secretary Pompeo and Governor Christie will be tremendous assets as we raise the resources needed to fight back against the left’s attempts to sue to blue. When Democrats don’t win at the ballot box, there is no legal strategy they won’t try in order to litigate their way into power. We need Republicans like Sec. Pompeo and Governor Christie who will defend our country and our party against the Democrats’ attempted nationwide judicial power grab.”

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, “Barack Obama and Eric Holder want to gerrymander Democrats into permanent control. Governor Christie and I will work to ensure our side has the resources to combat their efforts. With the redistricting process in full swing, we must hold Democrats accountable to their own standards instead of picking and choosing where they will apply the law. Obama and Holder go around the country pretending they want fair maps, but only if these maps elect Democrats. We won‘t allow them to proceed unchecked.”  

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said, “Republican policies work. Our state and federal candidates must have the opportunity to make their cases to the voters, and the only way to do that is to have fair maps. With the redistricting work underway in the states, we know the left is well-funded and eager to draw and sue their way into power. Republicans must organize and resolve to stop Obama and Holder’s dubious legal maneuvering at every turn. Secretary Pompeo and I are honored to help lead this important effort.”

GOP strategist and American Crossroads founder, Karl Rove, said, “If anyone believes that Barack Obama and Eric Holder are truly interested in so-called fair maps, they should look at Illinois, Maryland and New York. Obama and Holder claim to oppose ‘extreme partisan gerrymandering,’ but the truth is they support the far left rigging the maps to ensure Democratic control. Their actions and inaction are at the height of hypocrisy and Republicans must organize and fund our efforts to stop them.”

The purpose of NRRT is to fight for fair, constitutional redistricting for all Americans. For more information about NRRT, click here.