Christie’s Statement on Bridge-Closure Revelations

by Andrew Johnson

New Jersey governor Chris Christie released a statement following today’s revelations that linked aides and appointees to the closure of the George Washington Bridge, leading to traffic problems for a town in with a mayor politically at odds with Christie. Via the AP:

What I’ve seen today for the first time is unacceptable. I am outraged and deeply saddened to learn that not only was I misled by a member of my staff, but this completely inappropriate and unsanctioned conduct was made without my knowledge.

One thing is clear: This type of behavior is unacceptable and I will not tolerate it because the people of New Jersey deserve better. This behavior is not representative of me or my Administration in any way, and people will be held responsible for their actions.