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Chris Christie Pins Blame on Staffer for Bridge Controversy

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has just issued the following statement as regards today's growing bridge lane closure scandal, in which his administration is accused of abusing its authority to punish a New Jersey Democrat for failing to endorse his bid for re-election.

What I've seen today for the first time is unacceptable. I am outraged and deeply saddened to learn that not only was I misled by a member of my staff, but this completely inappropriate and unsanctioned conduct was made without my knowledge. One thing is clear: this type of behavior is unacceptable, and I will not tolerate it because the people of New Jersey deserve better. This behavior is not representative of me or my Administration in any way, and people will be held responsible for their actions.


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