By Matthew Arco | January 8th, 2014 - 4:16pm
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The following is a statement from former Democratic gubernatorial nominee Sen. Barbara Buono on the George Washington Bridge lane closure controversy:

"Right now, we have no idea how far this scandal goes. The Governor has created a culture where cavalierly endangering citizens' lives to exact political retribution is an acceptable form of governance. It's beneath the dignity of his office and a breach of New Jerseyans' trust," Buono said.

"Everyone who had knowledge of the closing should be terminated immediately and the Department of Justice should conduct a thorough investigation to determine whether other towns in New Jersey suffered because the Governor wanted to get revenge," she said.

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