Meanwhile, in New Jersey, GOP Gov. Chris Christie is convinced that Bridgegate is over and that it will have no effect on his future political career, "zero", because "I didn't do anything". That was Wednesday. Today he's dealing with his former campaign manager confirming Christie knew about the lane closings well in advance.
Gov. Chris Christie’s former campaign manager says he told the governor about plans to close lanes on the George Washington Bridge in December, contradicting Christie’s claims he had no prior knowledge.
Bill Stepien, who lost his job in the scandal, contends he told Christie about the GWB traffic plans on Dec. 12, a day before the governor told reporters his staff didn’t know about them. Christie issued a public apology on Jan. 9, claiming he was lied to by members of his staff on the controversy. Stepien’s lawyer, Kevin Marino, blasted an internal investigation the governor ordered that concluded Stepien had misled Christie about the politically motivated September closures.
So he lied to reporters, lied to his staff, lied to New Jersey, and lied to America. Any wonder that Christie's 2016 prospects are fading fast? He's in fifth place now, behind Mike Huckabee of all people.
That bridge is collapsing. Fast.