New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie fires aide, apologizes for George Washington Bridge traffic jams

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is apologizing for George Washington Bridge lane closures apparently ordered by his aides as political retribution. Christie vehemently denied having

Members of the governor’s staff allegedly ordered lane closures as political retribution.

Members of the governor’s staff allegedly ordered lane closures as political retribution. (1/9/14)

TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is apologizing for George Washington Bridge lane closures apparently ordered by his aides as political retribution.

Christie vehemently denied having any knowledge of the alleged plan to bring Fort Lee to a standstill after its mayor refused to endorse him for re-election. He said that he was "embarrassed and humiliated" by his staff, but that he accepted responsibility.

The governor fired Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly, saying that she lied to him. She has been linked to emails ordering the highway traffic jams.

Some of Christie's opponents say that the "bridge gate" scandal calls into question his potential for a presidential run in 2016.
 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 Brooklyn asked residents who their favorite 1 Word on the Street: Presidents Day
An 18-year-old boy who was shot and killed 2 Teen ID'd in fatal police-involved shooting
Catch 3 LI Winter: Theaters add extra shows for winter break
Nassau Police say they arrested a 23-year-old man 4 Police: Uber driver beaten unconscious by passenger
The former rookie officer was convicted for shooting 5 Group gathers to commemorate Liang trial

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE