Christie is expected to touch on the George Washington Bridge scandal in his "State of the State" address on Tuesday, although "he is unlikely to linger on it," according to the Washington Post.
The New York Times reported that he will "acknowledge the scandal" but he will "argue that it should not overshadow a four-year record of working well with officials from both parties."
Much of the speech — which is expected to run 30 minutes — will focus on improving the quality of New Jersey's education system, according to the Times.
He is scheduled to deliver the speech at 3 p.m. ET.