Gov Chris Christie
The governor said he will not let the situation overshadow the bipartisan accomplishments of his first term or stand in the way of achieving new ones.
A Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll shows Gov. Chris Christie’s job approval stands at 59 percent, with 32 percent disapproving.
Rep. Frank Pallone Jr.’s office said Monday the inspector general at the Housing and Urban Development Department will audit the campaign, which featured commercials in which Gov. Chris Christie and his family appeared.
Jersey City released emails and text messages about setting up and then canceling meetings. The emails back up the assertions Fulop made last week about the meetings being canceled abruptly in July, but they do not offer any insight into why the officials backed out.
Prominent Republicans leapt to Gov. Chris Christie’s defense while Democrats say it’s difficult to believe he knew nothing about a plan by a top aide to close lanes at a the George Washington Bridge.
The New Jersey lawmaker heading up the state investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane closures has raised the possibility of impeachment if the probe uncovers ties to Gov. Chris Christie.
Gov. Chris Christie, Bridget Anne Kelly, Bill Baroni, David Wildstein and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey are named as defendants in the lawsuit. The complaint says the defendants partook in “willful, wanton, arbitrary and egregious official conduct.”
Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters Thursday that Gov. Chris Christie was right to apologize and take action but said closing lanes is, “not professional, it’s not mature, it’s absolutely immoral.”
Six New Jersey residents have now filed a federal lawsuit over the traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge last September, which e-mails suggested were motivated by political payback.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie met with Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich Thursday afternoon, in the wake of a scandal in which residents of the borough were beset by traffic jams as apparent political payback.
Deputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly’s employment was terminated Thursday morning effective immediately, Gov. Chris Christie said.
What the nation saw earlier in the day was either genuine contrition or a carefully choreographed act to dig out from under a burgeoning scandal. Either way, Chris Christie is in search of an E-ZPass to put the bridge-gate scandal to bed.
David Wildstein asserted his right to remain silent on the advice of his lawyer. Wildstein refused to say where he previously worked and his lawyer said he would assert the right to remain silent to all questions.
New York State Sen. Adriano Espaillat called on his colleagues to look into the lane closures back in Nov. when details of the scandal first began to emerge. The lawmaker said failing to look into the impact of the lane closures would be an opportunity missed.
Gov. Chris Christie responded Wednesday afternoon to email exchanges made public earlier in the day linking a top aide to the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal that’s been under investigation.