TRENTON, NJ – He is known for being brashly unapologetic. But now a starkly different tone is coming from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
“I come out here today to apologize to the people of New Jersey,” he said at a Thursday morning press conference.
“I am embarrassed and humiliated by the conduct of some of the people on my team.”
The public apology comes one day after emails surfaced suggesting that Christie’s top aides orchestrated traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge as political payback for a mayor who did not support his re-election bid.
“I’m sick over this,” he said.
Christie has fired two staffers over the so-called Bridgegate scandal. This could all create some definite snarls for the potential 2016 presidential contender. Now some are looking into whether the intentional tie-ups delayed emergency transports, and possibly led to an elderly woman’s death.
It is under investigation.