Former Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli suggested on CNN's Crossfire on Tuesday night that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie should step down as chairman of the Republican Governors Association due to the bridge scandal surrounding his administration.

"I think just from the perspective of setting aside this as an issue in other races, it makes sense for him to step aside in that role," Cuccinelli said.

Cuccinelli indicated that the scandal surrounding Christie would hurt the organization's ability to promote Republican ideals.

"He does not serve the goals of that organization by staying as chairman," he said. "And that doesn't mean that any of the charges, political or otherwise are substantive or not. It doesn't matter. Perception is reality."