New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said Thursday that he was "blindsided" by revelations that members of his staff were involved with lane closures on the George Washington Bridge in September.
"I was blindsided yesterday morning," he said at a press conference to address the issue. "I was done with my workout yesterday morning. I go a call from my communications director at about 8:50, informing me of this story that had just broken. ... That's the first time I knew about this, the first time I had seen any documents that were revealed yesterday."
Christie apologized for the episode at the press conference's outset and announced that he had fired the staffer who was tied to the closures.