January 09, 2014


Christie Apologizes for Bridge Scandal

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) apologized "to the people of New Jersey" and the "people of Fort Lee" and fired a senior aide, Bridget Anne Kelly, one day after e-mails surfaced showing she was intimately involved in the decision to close two of three local access lanes from Fort Lee on to the George Washington Bridge in September, the Newark Star Ledger reports.

"The governor also announced his two-time campaign manager, Bill Stepien, will not take over as head of the New Jersey Republican Party, as had been announced Tuesday... Christie also asked Stepien to withdraw as a consultant for the Republican Governors Association, which Christie chairs."

New York Times: "Federal prosecutors in New Jersey will begin a preliminary inquiry into the lane closures in Fort Lee, according to a law enforcement source."










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