THE RESURGENT, Nov. 16, 2016 by Eric Erickson - Donald Trump has removed Chris Christie from heading his transition team and replaced him with Vice President-elect Mike Pence. Everyone, regardless of ideology or party, should be encouraged by the very first action Mike Pence took. He ordered all lobbyists off the transition team. The moment Trump won a bunch of Republican lobbyists started circling like vultures and the Christie led transition team opened the doors to them. Not so with Pence. Pence, you will recall, was a leader in the fight against earmarks in Congress. He is a stalwart conservative and knows lobbyists help grow the federal government. This is a refreshing and encouraging move.