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Gov. Christie Fires Staffer, Denies Involvement in Lane Closures

1-9-14

Gov. Chris Christie told reporters during a press conference that he had no knowledge or involvement in the George Washington Bridge lane closures that happened in September. He said that he has terminated the employment of Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly who was found to have told a Port Authority official, “Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee.” Christie also said that Bill Stepien will no longer be considered for state party chairman. The governor said he plans to visit Fort Lee today to personally apologize to Mayor Mark Sokolich and the people of the borough for what happened.

Following Christie’s press conference, the Assembly Transportation Committee held a hearing in Trenton about the George Washington Bridge lane closures. David Wildstein appeared, but invoked his right to remain silent. The committee voted unanimously to hold Wildstein in contempt. That is a misdemeanor offense.

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  • Trippin McZoink

    The bigger they are, the harder they fall.

  • RobLVT (exNJ)

    Next job…setting traffic cones. Nixonian

  • EV

    I wonder: if they ask him his name, will he assert his right to remain silent?

  • pubdart96

    Hey Mr commentator, let the people speak and just hush it for a while.

  • Surprised

    I hoped to find the Christie Press Conference (Thursday, January 9, 2014) archived and ready to view, in its entirety, on this web site. Surprised that its not here!

    • Surprised

      Its amazing what can happen, when you hit REFRESH! I apologize.