Chris Christie appears to be pushing his weight around with a Democrat mayor.
Hard to believe that a large, powerful man, who is head of an even more powerful entity, would be using that clout to push people around, but it could be true.
Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) may have channeled the late great Tony Soprano, as it is alleged that he was involved in a plot to punish a local Democratic mayor.
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Emails from Christie’s deputy chief of staff, Bridget Anne Kelly, seem to indicate that there was indeed some shenanigans, and those shenanigans involved clogging up the George Washington bridge.
Emails suggesting that close aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie engineered traffic jams as political retribution against a Democratic mayor are turning into a major test for the national ambitions of a popular Republican considered a leading 2016 presidential contender.
On Wednesday, the newly released emails showed that a top Christie aide suggested that another longtime associate of the governor create “traffic problems” in Fort Lee, N.J.
Weeks later, the second official imposed lane closures leading to the George Washington Bridge that choked the town across the Hudson River from New York City in auto gridlock. Town officials said school buses and emergency vehicles were severely delayed in some instances.
“Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee,” George Washington Bridge, Christie’s deputy chief of staff, wrote in an Aug. 13 email to former Port Authority Director of Interstate Capital Projects David Wildstein.
In the days that followed, guess what? The world’s busiest bridge suffered mind-boggling traffic. The Christie team is denying the connection, however the evidence would indicate otherwise.
You can bet that Christie will deny this vehemently, and then end his future press conferences with, “That’s all I have to say on this…bada bing!”