Gov. Chris Christie charged the media with being obsessed with the so-called Bridgegate scandal Wednesday night.
The governor told listeners on a monthly radio program that he’s unwilling to give “into the hysteria” of questions surrounding the George Washington Bridge lane closure investigation.
“You folks are the only people at the moment who are asking me about this,” Christie told 101.5 FM’s Eric Scott during the station’s Ask the Governor program.
“We’re going through an internal investigation … [and] I’m not going to give into the hysteria,” he said. “I am no longer going to speculate on things I don’t know about.”
The governor’s response came after Scott inquired why Christie never asked former Port Authority executive and political ally, Bill Baroni, additional questions about the lane closures.
“I didn’t ask the questions because I didn’t think they needed to be asked,” he said, explaining he took Baroni at his word about the closures.
Christie went on to argue reporters are the only people anxious to ask him questions on Bridgegate, saying the topic never came up from the nearly 30 residents who recently asked him questions during two separate town hall meetings.
“The public understands that there are a lot of important issues.”
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"This is my first Mark Smith event. There have been a lot of changes in Hudson County over the last year and a half, and the most important change that has happened is that there really is unity. For the first time, we really are working together. Despite political differences. Mark and I have worked very hard to repair that. I'm really happy to be here in support of him, because I recognize that when you work together, politics becomes secondary and you really have time to focus on government, which is the most important thing." - Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop- PolitickerNJ.com
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