New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he's still looking for the facts behind a traffic reconfiguration at the George Washington Bridge that created a huge traffic jam in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie fired a top aide and distanced himself from his campaign manager after emails and texts revealed that the traffic changes had been ordered by people in his administration for the express purpose of tying up traffic.
Cuomo was asked about the scandal as he left the Rev. Al Sharpton's headquarters on Saturday.
In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was a rising star in the Republican party, poised for a legitimate shot at the White House. But “Bridgegate” is threatening to tarnish his reputation, even though he vehemently denied involvement in the scandal that pinned the closing of two lanes of the George Washington bridge for political retribution on two of his top aides.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has found little support — and sharp criticism in some cases — from the slate of potential rivals for the Republican presidential nomination.
At the same time, would-be allies from states including Iowa and New Hampshire have been slow to rally behind the Republican governor, whose administration appears to have created a massive traffic jam to punish a political adversary.
Even strong supporters acknowledge the New Jersey investigation is far from over.