NBC's Andrea Mitchell on 'Bridgegate' Controversy: 'I Think the Democrats Are Probably Overdoing It'

NBC's Andrea Mitchell on 'Bridgegate' Controversy: 'I Think the Democrats Are Probably Overdoing It'

On Sunday’s “Meet the Press,” NBC Washington correspondent and MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell observes Democrats may be overplaying their hand with regards to the controversy surrounding Gov. Chris Christie’s (R-NJ).

Partial transcript as follows:

DAVID GREGORY, host of “Meet the Press”: And he could have this investigation around for a long while, and that’s what I was asking the assemblyman about.

MITCHELL: I mean, I think what he has to focus on is the investigation. He probably should not have gone to Florida and fulfilled that commitment. Because in Florida, if he’s, first of all, behind a gated community with the wealthy, with Ken Langone, who’s also telling The New York Times at the same time he didn’t hire the right people. So, there’s criticism –

GREGORY: Wait. You’re cautioning about who he’s surrounding himself with, right?

MITCHELL: And this is Langone, who wanted him to run in 2012. He was one of his strongest supporters. I think the Democrats are probably overdoing it by following him around and trailing him, looking like they’re piling on. But he’s got to deal with the investigation and make sure that if everything he said is correct, he’s home free. But he’s got to make sure, and there are a lot of emails out there.

(h/t RCP Video)

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