Skip to comments.Chris Christie Fires 'Stupid' and 'Deceitful' Staffer, Apologizes to New Jersey
Posted on 01/09/2014 11:37:38 AM PST by SeekAndFind
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was unequivocal in his condemnation of the actions taken by some of his staffers last fall to exact political retribution by closing George Washington Bridge traffic lanes and causing major backups, but he continued to deny any prior knowledge of the plot in a press conference Thursday.
Christie began by apologizing to the people of Fort Lee and New Jersey, and said he would be traveling to Fort Lee later Thursday to repeat his sentiment directly to the most affected community.
"I am embarrassed and humiliated by the conduct of some of the people on my team," Christie said.
Christie said he fired [Deputy Chief of Staff] Kelly Thursday morning for lying to him and has asked Bill Stepien, his former campaign manager, to withdraw from taking over as New Jersey Republican Party chairman. Christie also said he advised against the Republican Governors Association of which Christie serves as chairman using Stepien as a political consultant.
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He then pulls the same Obama schtick by maintaining he DIDN’T KNOW of the plot.
Start practicing throwing people under the bus.
seems like he doesn’t vett his staff members carefully..
So almost all of the Left-wing media has lauded Christie for taking responsibility.
What does that tell us boys and girls?
They won’t need anyone to hire them in the future. They will either be bought out or they will write the tell-all book of all time.
Then why is Christie’s buddy Wildstein taking the 5th in the hearings?
I’m not a Christie supporter by any means but the difference here is when he was caught, he actually fired someone. Fxck nuts in the WH won’t fire anyone regardless of how bad they are.
Got an email saying that Christie didn’t sleep for two nights when he heard about it. Problem is he didn’t hear about it until a day later. So who’s lying?
That he’s their candidate for us?
Bill Stepien was Regional Campaign Manager for McCain.
This explains a great deal.
I wonder what her singing voice is like?
Christie needs to make the NJ Turnpike free for a year.
He shoulda fired his own self.
he is looking for immunity..and the lawyer said legislative immunity is not enough
There s no way Christie did not know about this, no way. No way! He is a bully. He needs to resign!
As I wrote on another thread...
On Christies assertion that he didnt know about the traffic incident....
Any cursory investigation of his staff in regards to the bridge lane closures would have revealed the e-mails and their culpability in the matter.
Christie did not investigate the allegations that his staff was involved in the bridge lane closures.
Christie did not investigate the allegations because he didnt want to know the truth.
Christie didnt want to know, because he already knew...Christie himself was behind the bridge lane closures.
ANYONE who thinks or says otherwise is either extremely naive, or lying...either-orpick one.
That’s because Christie isn’t prez yet. He still needs to get there before he can do that.
It’s trickle down. They must have thought he’d be fine with it.
Gee I wonder if the press would have given him such a pass if he had conservative values and voting pattern.
Hope this sinks him.