Christie Apologizes Over Lane Closures, Fires Top Aide (+video)

Photo Credit: Fox News

Photo Credit: Fox News

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie publicly apologized Thursday for controversial lane closures last year that were arranged by his associates as an apparent act of political revenge, and fired a top aide who was at the center of the scandal.

“I come out here to apologize to the people of New Jersey,” he said. “I am embarrassed and humiliated.”

The governor added: “I am stunned by the abject stupidity that was shown here.”

The governor is trying to get a handle on the scandal, which could threaten the potential 2016 presidential candidate’s political aspirations. He’s also facing various legal inquiries. The U.S. attorney’s office in New Jersey confirmed Thursday that it is now “reviewing” the matter to “determine whether a federal law was implicated.”

Christie stressed Thursday that he was not involved and that while his political style is tough, “I am not a bully.” He said repeatedly that he was betrayed by his staff.

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  • CountryBoy

    The difference between a Republican and a Democrat SCANDAL is that the wrong doers in a Republican scandal get FIRED and the Democrat wrong doers get PROMOTED…..

    More people have been FIRED in the Christie scandal than ALL of Obama’s scandals COMBINED….

  • akprayingmom

    Christie’s staff only reflect the values and views of him. So this apology and self preservation measure doesn’t fly. Christie has already shown that he is a weather vane politician who turns in what ever direction the prevailing wind blows. Case in point: sucking up to both Romney and Obama.