Chris Christie: The Truth

Chris Christie
Chris Christie

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Chris Christie is the governor of New Jersey and a possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate. He is a conservative.

Bizarre Statements From Chris Christie

Christie Has Earned Millions, But Said “I Don’t Feel Wealthy.” “Gov. Chris Christie has gone on record as saying he doesn’t consider himself to be a wealthy man, even though he and his wife have earned about $700,000 annually for the past several years.” [New Jersey 101.5, 4/28/15]

Chris Christie’s “Bridgegate” Scandal

Christie Staffers Jammed Up George Washington Bridge With Fake Traffic Study. “To punish a small-town mayor for refusing to endorse Mr. Christie’s 2013 re-election, the governor’s confidants unleashed a major traffic jam that gridlocked ordinary commuters, emergency responders and children on the first day of school.” [New York Times, 5/1/15]

Christie Ally David Wildstein Pleaded Guilty To Criminal Charges Over Bridgegate. ” David Wildstein, a former ally of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie who ordered intentional traffic jams near the George Washington Bridge, is scheduled to plead guilty to criminal charges on Thursday, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.” [Bloomberg Business, 4/29/15]

Wildstein: Bridge Closure Was Retaliation Against Mayor Who Wouldn’t Endorse Christie. ““Did you punish the mayor … by deliberately causing traffic problems?” the judge asked. “Yes,” Wildstein answered.” [The Record, 5/1/15]

Wildstein Attorney: “Evidence Exists” Showing Christie New About Bridge Closure. “Wildstein atty repeats line that Christie knew of lane closures while ongoing and “evidence exists” to show it. Wildstein willing to testify.” [Philadelphia Inquirer’s Andrew Seidman, 5/1/15]

Most People In New Jersey Believe Christie Was Directly Involved In Bridgegate. “A majority of adults in New Jersey now think Gov. Chris Christie was personally involved in Bridgegate, according to a new Monmouth University poll released Monday.” [Politico, 5/4/15]

Christie Blamed The Media, Not The Bridge Scandal, For The Drop In His Approval. “During an interview with NJ101.5 radio’s “Ask the Governor,” Christie dismissed the hit he has taken in the polls since the Bridgegate scandal broke. “If you’re going to have relentlessly negative coverage from the media, it’s going to affect your poll numbers,” Christie said, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.” [TPM, 4/28/15]