Mar 16, 2014
Chris Christie ‘Embarrassed and Humiliated’ by Staff Stunt
Posted on Jan 9, 2014
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made a public apology Thursday, offering that he was “embarrassed and humiliated by the conduct of some of the people on my staff” in the aftermath of a scandal involving certain of his staffers closing off access lanes onto a highly trafficked bridge in an ill-advised political power move.
Among the aides Christie punished for the stunt is now-former deputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly, who was out of a job by the time the governor gave his mea culpa speech, and Bill Stepien, who managed Christie’s campaign last year and apparently won’t be pursuing the state party chairman position.
Here’s more from The Washington Post:
The Garden State’s governor also said he didn’t know about the bridge plan at the time but wasn’t impressed by his aides’ antics: “I am stunned by the abject stupidity that was shown here,” he said.
Click here for a quick primer about “Bridge-Gate.”
—Posted by Kasia Anderson
Previous item: Does Iraq Need More Weapons? Not Really
Next item: 1-in-5 American Homes ‘Deeply Underwater’
New and Improved Comments