Chris Christie’s Apology Tour: How It Played Out in Headlines


Chris Christie spent 107 minutes on Thursday publicly apologizing for his staffers’ orchestration of a huge four-day traffic jam in Fort Lee, N.J. Two lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge were closed, causing the jam — an alleged act of retribution against the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee after he refused to endorse the Garden State governor’s bid for reelection.

Though Christie took responsibility for the incident because it happened under his watch, he distanced himself from any actual knowledge of or involvement in the scandal. The governor insisted he was duped by several aides and his appointees at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; he has since fired his deputy chief of staff, Bridget Kelly, cut ties with others connected to the plan, and visited Fort Lee personally to apologize. …

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