Chris Christie Says He’s Sorry, Fired Aides


New Jersey Governor Chris Christie apologized today for whatever role his staff had in the lane closures around the George Washington Bridge last year and said he fired the aides implicated in the emails. He also denied any “knowledge or involvement in this issue.”

Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday apologized to his constituents and said he was “embarrassed and humiliated” by his staff but had no idea his aides may have closed highway lanes to exact political retribution.

Christie also said he was firing Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly, “because she lied to me.”

Kelly is the latest casualty in a widening scandal that threatens to upend Christie’s second term and likely run for president in 2016. Documents show she arranged traffic jams to punish the mayor, who didn’t endorse Christie for re-election. (Read More)