Christie Sarcastically Denies Involvement in GW Bridge Traffic Controversy

Monday, December 02, 2013 - 06:40 PM

David Wildstein (The Record)

For the first time today, Governor Chris Christie addressed the controversy over lane closures that led to a massive traffic jam on the New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge in September. And not only did he deny the suggestion that he had anything to do with it, he dismissed the accusation as absurd.

Democratic lawmakers held a hearing last week looking into the unannounced lane closures. They have suggested that a Christie appointee at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the bridge, ordered the lanes closed from the town of Fort Lee in order to punish the mayor there who didn't endorse Christie for re-election.

"I worked the cones, actually," Christie said, when asked about the issue at a Statehouse news conference today. "Unbeknownst to everybody I was actually the guy out there, in overalls and a hat."

He added: "You really are not serious with that question."

Assembly Democrats have scheduled another hearing and have subpoenad Port Authority officials to appear and provide documents about who ordered the lane closures — and why.


Comments [9]

Lawrence in JC

So the Governor "knew nothing," eh? Then he's either inept as hell or lying through his teeth.

Let's give him the benefit of the doubt. Let's just say he indeed knew nothing. Then why didn't he get to the bottom of why the lanes were closed in the first place. Four days of havoc go by and the man at the wheel does absolutely nothing? He could have called his buddy at the Port Authority and asked what was going on.

But he didn't. Which is almost worse than knowing about the whole thing all along.

Jan. 09 2014 12:33 PM

Someone beat that bitch Bridget Kelly with a bat

Jan. 08 2014 02:09 PM

This same disgusting corruption, cover-up & retaliation is standard operating procedure at the Port Authority Bus Terminal's Lost & Found Dept. in NYC concerning lost & found property brazenly stolen by Port Authority Supervisors. Google “Donna Lebourne abc news" & see the vile face of shame being confronted & exposed for the world to see.

Port Authority Supervisor Donna Lebourne also has an outside job, she is the Vice President of her & her husband’s charity Caribbean Sports International that donates cellphones & other electronics. If you lost an item at the Port Authority Bus Terminal and did not get it back, contact her charity, perhaps she may donate your item back to you out of the kindness of her cold evil heart. It's very easy to be charitable when you are giving away someone else’s property.

Also, the Port Authority of NY & NJ has become a threat to national security and has placed everyone's safety & security in jeopardy, by undermining all the counter-terrorism measures that have been put in place by the United States. They have allowed crimes such as the illegal policy of disposing lost valid passports in the garbage that are found in the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Now just imagine the damage that a terrorist cell could do with those valid lost passports or an identity theft ring. Google "Port Authority - Passports."

Action must be taken against these corrupt incompetent criminals in the Port Authority before another terrorist attack takes place & more innocent lives are lost due to their utter disregard about our safety and security, not to mention their disgraceful feeling of self entitlement to patron's lost property found at the PABT. Google “found, stolen, trashed by PA.”

The culture of fear is alive and well at the Port, because crime, corruption, cover-ups & retaliation is the Port Authority way. Believe me, I know firsthand and I have the evidence to prove it. General Manager of the George Washington Bridge Robert Durando’s testimony at the New Jersey State Assembly Transportation Committee on 12/9/13 exposes the culture of fear that exists at the Port Authority, he is well aware of what happens to whistleblowers at the Port. Intentionally gridlocking traffic on 9/11 for the sake of a "traffic study," a day that terrorist use to cause mayhem is absolute insanity.

It’s time to stop the madness!

Jan. 01 2014 05:02 PM
Sleeuk Wily from Harlem

Where did he find overalls to fit that disgusting fat body?

Imagine a country run by this horse's ass.

Dec. 04 2013 03:24 AM
Jim Demers from NY?C

The secret to Christie's success? New Jersey Democrats.

Dec. 04 2013 02:31 AM
patrick hoy

The Christie we've come to know- and despise. He is FAB! That would be short for a Fat Arrogant Blowhard.

Dec. 03 2013 05:30 PM
Dorothy from Manhattan

I was surprised to hear Lehrer and Richard Haik (sorry if I misspelled his name) joke about Christie's response to the question of his possible involvement in the GW Bridge incident. It's simply not funny. This man is seriously under consideration for election to the presidency and he won't answer a simple yes/no question.

Dec. 03 2013 11:16 AM
davie from NJ

We in NJ have found him not to be forthcoming on many such issues.

Dec. 03 2013 08:19 AM
Fred from Brooklyn

That's the Christie way - attack the person who asks a question he obviously doesn't want to answer. Doesn't he realize that acting that way makes him look so guilty? And doesn't he realize that this interchange, complete with his slap at the workers, will come back to haunt him (along with his Jersey Shore boardwalk attack) when he runs for President?

Dec. 03 2013 07:12 AM

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