Chris Christie to take questions on radio show
February 3rd, 2014
07:43 AM ET
8 years ago

Chris Christie to take questions on radio show

(CNN) - For the first time since e-mails linked his office to the decision to close lanes to the George Washington Bridge, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to take questions from Garden State residents Monday night.

Christie will appear on the "Ask the Governor" radio show on New Jersey 101.5 live at 7 p.m. ET.

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Christie hasn't held a news conference or taken questions from New Jersey residents on developments in the investigation since January 9, when he held a nearly two-hour news conference the day after the e-mails connecting officials close to Christie to the lane closings emerged.

The governor has not publicly taken questions on accusations against his administration by Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer, who alleged she was warned that Superstorm Sandy recovery funds may be tied to her support for a development project.

And Friday, former Port Authority official and Christie associate David Wildstein claimed in a letter that Christie knew of the lane closings at the time, which is at odds with the governor's account.

He appeared on several sports radio shows last week during the run-up to the Super Bowl, but the hosts said on-air they were limited by Christie's staff to asking questions only on sports.

Christie last took part in the "Ask the Governor" show December 23, when he said of the lane closures that he had asked "my staff to give me a full briefing. They've told me everything that we know. None of this makes sense, it's all about politics."

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soundoff (71 Responses)
  1. smith

    Dog and pony show, Christie will dance around all questions related to GW bridge. Don`t worry Christie, Hil-dogg did the same with regards to Benghazi. 2016, bridgegate v. benghazigate.

    February 3, 2014 08:07 am at 8:07 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    This should be very interesting. I'm curious to know who will show up for Gov. Christie, "the bully" or "the victim."

    February 3, 2014 08:10 am at 8:10 am |
  3. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Where's Our $24 Billion?

    I don't think it's a wise move for him to be talking. His administration has already contradicted themselves. He's only going to make matters worse by taking questions.

    February 3, 2014 08:16 am at 8:16 am |
  4. Name

    Where is Darrell Issa when you need him?

    February 3, 2014 08:16 am at 8:16 am |
  5. Bob Ramos

    I live in TX so cannot call in but hope some NJ caller does ask Christie this question: The closures were four days in duration. On the first day forward, almost all of NJ stations carried the hardships caused by these closures as did the papers in NJ. This continued for all of the four days. As Govennor, how could this not have come to your attention before the day of your press conference?

    February 3, 2014 08:20 am at 8:20 am |
  6. Uncle Sam

    Did you lie before becoming a politician? Is it just a natural thing all politicians do?

    February 3, 2014 08:23 am at 8:23 am |
  7. uncommon sense

    See ya big boy, your tactics are on full display, this most definitely defines your administration!

    February 3, 2014 08:26 am at 8:26 am |
  8. Peace

    Christie is like Ted Cruz. They know the mistakes they did, but they will go and confuse people, so long as they can talk as long as they can, and as hard as they can press it. Folks, just ignore asking him questions, he can give answers to those who are doing investigations as they are Professionals and they know very well what they are doing.

    February 3, 2014 08:43 am at 8:43 am |
  9. addyanna

    'FACE OFF' talk...

    February 3, 2014 08:43 am at 8:43 am |
  10. joey

    He will probably refuse to answer questions about the scandals since they are active investigations.

    February 3, 2014 08:45 am at 8:45 am |
  11. Jim

    David Wildstein, was willing to testify against Christie if charges against him were dropped this was mentioned on other new channels but CNN did not want to include it in their story. Wildstein is trying to save himself. Christie is either innocent or will be removed from office. He knew Wildstein was a piece of garbage and appointed. This will haunt him the rest of his political career, and his chance of being elected president are almost zero.

    February 3, 2014 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  12. 1alien1

    he cannot handle having the power to run a single state. how can he be trusted to run our country?

    February 3, 2014 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  13. Bob Khane

    Not a smidgen of corruption at the IRS. Hmmmmmmm. We dont think so. Yet the media talks about a traffic jam for months now and gets people in front of the camera with an axe to grind and lots of lies. They must be afraid of Christie as a Republican presidential candidate. How about the obamacare scandal and all the lies about obamacare. How about BenGhazi ? Most important how about the IRS being used to attack the Tea Party. Certainly this will be censored by the Clinton News Network.

    February 3, 2014 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  14. Claudio

    and ...... wait for the set up callers

    February 3, 2014 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  15. knklhead

    Could someone from New Jersey please ask this question: "Gov. Christie, how would Bridget Kelly ever get the guts to order Wildstein to shut down the bridge unless she AT LEAST thought it would be acceptable to you?" Where would she develop the guts to do something like this?

    February 3, 2014 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  16. sick of republican phonies

    Don't expect any hardball questions from the dullards on 101.5- they are Christie cheerleaders with noses noxiously brown.
    I expect the calls will be screened, too. It'll be like TASS doing an interview with Putin.

    February 3, 2014 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  17. DarthWoo

    Here's a question for him. If he previously knew or was able to so rapidly learn all those terrible things about Wildstein that he posted as an ad hominem rebuttal, then why in the heck would he basically have the Port Authority create a custom-made position paying six figures especially for Wildstein?

    February 3, 2014 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  18. Vince

    101.5 LOL. He might as well just go on Fox News for the softballs.

    February 3, 2014 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  19. Krenwinkle

    Governor, you are truly a class act, clearly of presidential comportment and timber. But to my question: what is the best way to hide fingerprints after delivering a knuckle sandwich?

    February 3, 2014 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  20. The REAL TRUTH...

    and the damage control spin from the right continues unabated... how's that shoe fitting fellas, now that it's on the other foot.. bunions anyone ?

    February 3, 2014 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  21. Rick McDaniel

    maybe he is learning from Obama, how to totally manipulate the public.......oh........never mind. He is taking questions off the cuff, from the public at large..........that is NOTHING like Obama.

    February 3, 2014 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  22. Jersey girl

    This is not news, he is on the same radio station every month on "Ask the Governor" and yes he answers tough questions

    February 3, 2014 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  23. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Where's Our $24 Billion?

    Bob Khane
    Not a smidgen of corruption at the IRS.
    What corruption? They investigated conservative and liberal organizations. Sounds like they were doing their job to me. Anymore nontroversies you want to bring up?

    February 3, 2014 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  24. Anonymous

    Christie would be best advised to not take questions and instead shelf his ego for the time being. This will not go well for him: he is not even remotely respected as he thinks he is.

    February 3, 2014 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  25. Fair is Fair

    Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Where's Our $24 Billion?

    I don't think it's a wise move for him to be talking. His administration has already contradicted themselves. He's only going to make matters worse by taking questions.
    Hey... I give him a lot of credit for doing it. It's the ones who clam up who typically have something to hide. Let's see where it goes.

    February 3, 2014 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
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