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Fri Dec 13, 2013, 03:46 PM

New Jersey/Chris Christie- Traffic Jam Scandal

Rachel has been covering this story for a while and it appears to have legs. The basics of the story is that two of three lanes to be busiest bridge in the country were closed in Fort Lee, New Jersey on the first day of school. It now appears that this was done by Chris Christie's appointees to punish this town because the mayor refused to endorse Christie for Governor. The person who ordered the closing and then ordered that no one tell the town was a high school classmate of Christie who has resigned.

Today, another Christie appointee resigned http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/nj-official-tied-to-revenge-traffic-jame-reisgns

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) announced the resignation Friday of an official tied to the growing scandal over a traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge last summer.

Bill Baroni, an ally of Christie's who was the deputy executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which oversees the bridge, resigned effective immediately.

Other local officials have alleged three lanes leading onto the bridge were ordered closed by Christie's allies because a local mayor declined to endorse the governor's re-election bid. Baroni said the lanes were closed for a traffic study.


Given the fact that Christie is one of the few republicans who could be viable in 2016, it is nice to see that this story has legs. Christie is a jerk and this is the type of stunt that he would pull.

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Fri Dec 13, 2013, 03:59 PM

1. I hope he still has to testify at the hearing.

Or did Christie send him out as part of a deal not to testify?

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