(NBC NEWS) To hear one key Republican senator tell it, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie isn't exactly building any bridges to the key presidential primary state of South Carolina.
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said that a controversy involving a Christie aide's retaliation against a local Democratic mayor reinforces the image of the Republican governor as a bully.
"It seems to me that this whole bridge thing reinforces a narrative that's troublesome about the guy, he's kind of a bully," Graham told NBC News on Thursday on Capitol Hill, referring to the scandal over land closures on the George Washington Bridge that's engulfed Christie over the past two days.
Advertisement - story continues below