10 Must-Read Stories On The Christie Bridge Scandal
Here are ten items on the developing controversy directly implicating New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s senior staff to a petty case of political retribution.
- Timeline of Port Authority’s George Washington Bridge controversy: A detailed timeline of the scandal dating back to August 2013.
- Bridge Closures Led To Emergency Response Delays, Disrupted Treatment For 91-Year-Old Woman Who Died: Of the four medical situations that emergency personnel reportedly had difficulty responding to due to the unannounced bridge closures, one involved an unconscious elderly woman who later died at the hospital.
- The Four Key Questions Chris Christie Didn’t Answer at His Press Conference: The New Jersey Governor certainly talked a lot at his 115 minute press conference this morning. But there are still unanswered questions that won’t make this controversy just go away.
- Stories Add Up as Bully Image Trails Christie: The bridge scandal isn’t the first time that Christie has been dogged by reports of bullying and political retribution.
- Christie Appointee Pleads The Fifth Before State Committee In Bridge Fiasco: After losing a bid in court to avoid testifying earlier in the day, David Wildstein, the former Port Authority director of interstate capital projects, refused to answer any questions about the bridge controversy.
- Why Conservatives Aren’t Rushing To Chris Christie’s Defense: Christie has been at odds with his party’s right wing since the final days of the 2012 campaign, and now conservatives are delighting in the political scandal.
- Here’s Proof That Governor Christie Is Still Misleading The Public On Bridge Scandal: What’s that again about this being a traffic study?
- Christie Administration May Have Violated Public Records Law: Emails disclosed Wednesday raise questions about whether the Christie administration complied with a public-records request filed by The Bergen Record last month.
- After Christie Firing, Schundler Fires Back: In 2010, Christie fired his Education Commissioner, Bret Schundler, for supposedly lying to him. Schundler says he had told Christie exactly what Christie said the commissioner had not. Was Christie himself lying? “It’s hard to understand how when you gave the correct information you end up being asked to resign,” said Schundler.
- Christie’s Carefully Devised, No-Nonsense Image in Peril: Christie’s brand in Republican politics to this point has been driven by a desire to transcend partisan rancor and petty politics in the service of the public good.