Christie Cancels Public Event Amid Bridge Scandal Revelations

ASSOCIATED PRESS

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Wednesday canceled his only public event for the day after multiple media outlets published emails and text messages linking Christie aides to lane closures on the George Washington Bridge, the Newark Star-Ledger reported.

Christie had planned to speak in Ocean County about housing recovery after Hurricane Sandy, but announced that the event was canceled in an email without citing any reasons.

Christie has denied that his staff initiated the bridge lane closures for political reasons, but email and phone correspondence show that his aides may have initiated traffic problems to cause issues for Democratic Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich, who did not endorse Christie in his re-election bid.

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