New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is apologizing for a scandal engulfing his administration. Emails and text messages that came out on Wednesday suggested that his top aides had orchestrated traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge as retribution against the mayor of Fort Lee who had not endorsed him in his reelection bid. In a marathon press conference this morning, Governor Christie said he was “outraged and deeply saddened” by being misled by his aides. (Click here to watch the press conference) He also announced that he let go of his Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Kelly.
Morning Answer co-host Brian Whitman said that Christie is basically making the case that he had no idea of any of this.
“Honestly, I listen to that and I understand what he’s doing,” remarked co-host Ben Shapiro. “He’s trying to make himself in to the victim of circumstance… This wasn’t really about him, believe it or not, this was about the people in New Jersey who couldn’t get on to the George Washington Bridge and the EMS responders who couldn’t get there on time.”
Shapiro went on to point out that the language Christie used was “so odd” because he lamented his staffer was “so stupid to be involved and deceitful for not telling him. “How about bad?” wondered Ben. “Really, like how about bad for misusing the power of government? Not just stupid for being involved.”
Brian Whitman responded by saying that in all fairness, Christie did fire Bridget Kelly. “But he fired her because she lied to him. That was his justification, he actually says that,” Ben explained to Brian. “What’s astounding about that press conference – he sounds like a Mafioso.”
Click on the player above to hear Brian Whitman, Elisha Krauss and Ben Shapiro react to Governor Christie’s press conference this morning regarding the George Washington Bridge Scandal.
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