(WASHINGTON POST) TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Thursday apologized for a scandal in which some of his top aides apparently shut down access lanes to a bridge as an act of political retribution, saying he was “embarrassed and humiliated by the conduct of some of the people on my staff.”
Christie said he had fired deputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly, one of the aides apparently responsible for the closure, and has told Bill Stepien, his 2013 campaign manager, not to apply to become state party chairman or to work with the Republican Governors Association, which Christie is taking over.
“I come out here today to apologize to the people of New Jersey,” Christie said at a packed news conference. “I apologize to the people of Fort Lee, and I apologize to the state legislature.”
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