“Christie on ‘Bridgegate’: Only a few minutes to ‘wallow’


By Aliyah Frumin

“Forward” used to be President Obama’s slogan. Now Chris Christie is co-opting it.

The Republican governor of New Jersey addressed the George Washington Bridge controversy threatening to derail his political career on Tuesday afternoon  in Chicago, saying that while he’s beyond disappointed in some of his staffers, he plans to forge ahead with his second-term agenda.

“You only have a few minutes to wallow in that disappointment” the governor said, speaking at the Economic Club of Chicago on behalf of the Republican Governors Association, which he chairs. “And then if you’re a leader, you have to try and get a handle on the story and take decisive action, which we did.”

The likely 2016 contender added that he doesn’t think so-called “Bridgegate” will “curtail for the long haul a second-term agenda because the public in New Jersey won’t tolerate it” and if more action is warranted he’ll take it.