January 9th, 2014
07:09 AM ET
7 months ago

NJ lawmaker wants investigation into bridge controversy

Update 7:31 a.m. ET, 1/9/2014
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will hold a press conference today at 11 a.m. ET in Trenton, according to a release from the Governor’s office.

(CNN) - N.J. State Sen. Ray Lesniak told CNN he will formally request an investigation into the Gov. Chris Christie administration over the George Washington Bridge controversy.

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  1. Gurgyl

    GOP is bunch of cheats, loots, power mongrels. If not they would have signed on healthcare law long time ago. This guy is one of those cheats. GOP is going defunct, dead. Period. They better from earth not from sky.

    January 9, 2014 07:35 am at 7:35 am |
  2. Rick McDaniel

    This is all nothing but political attacks, to try and knock Christie down, because the latest polls show him pulling in front of Hillary.

    January 9, 2014 08:26 am at 8:26 am |
  3. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    In one instance, the EMS director said he was forced to jump a curb to escape traffic that was at a standstill while he was responding to a car accident with multiple injuries.
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    Oh yeah, this is just starting to get good.
    Imagine if can be proven that medical fatalities that could've been avoided occured because Christie "Soprano's" crew decided that they wanted to exert a little political retribution to remind folks that you always support Christie for Governor?
    Sniffit: Can we say civil lawsuits?

    January 9, 2014 08:33 am at 8:33 am |
  4. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Details at 11am....
    I wanna see how well the big guy can dance...
    Herman "Where are all the White women at?" Cain said in light of this new development he's considering throwing his pizza into the ring for 2016...

    January 9, 2014 08:36 am at 8:36 am |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Gov. Christie's own words over the las several weeks are coming back to haunt him. Initially, he knew all about the lane shutdowns, attributing the debacle to a mishandled "traffic study." Curiously, the only people who knew about this study were the Governor and two top political appointees, who both resigned within days of each other.

    The downward spiral continues. Christie is also on record as saying that he had questioned his "entire staff" and that no one else knew anything about either the traffic study or the lane closures. We were to assume that Christie conducted a thorough internal check and found nothing out of the ordinary.

    The downward sprial accellerates, we've broken through the bottom cloud layer, and the ground is in sight. The emails that were released yesterday are very damaging. Christie's cancelling a pubilc engagement, all day silence, and an impersonal press statement, which was released electronically, have made it apparent that a crash landing is imminent.

    The press release denied Christie's knowledge of anything related to the shutdown, despite the fact that just a few weeks ago he and two appointees seemed to know all about a "traffic study" that no one else had heard about. Speaking of which, where is the data that they colleted from this "traffic study.?

    Christie's true colors are catching the national spotlight. No doubt there is more to come on this issue and others. What's troubling is that these revelations beg the question. Is *this* enough to stop conservatives from voting for him? Or, will they see him as a "victim" and get pity votes?

    January 9, 2014 08:39 am at 8:39 am |
  6. Tampa Tim

    What a leader. He usually comes out to bash the media and bully people if they ask tough questions. Yesterday, he disappeared. If I may speculate, he is afraid to fire his chief of staff because she can link him to this abuse of power.

    January 9, 2014 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  7. Lynda/Minnesota

    I can't say I'm surprised Christie is in hot water. After all, even Mr. Mittens could see the Christie handwriting on the wall. Why our media thinks he's good enough for America when he wasn't good enough for Romney is beyond me. What's not good for the sauce, certainly is not good for the gander.

    This is a true media "oops" moment in all its glory.

    January 9, 2014 09:29 am at 9:29 am |