Democrats Pile On Christie Scandal: Governor Needs To Check His Ego

AP

The Democratic National Committee was quick to blast New Jersey Gov. Chris Chistie’s (R) exhaustive press conference responding to the George Washington Bridge scandal by arguing that it was just an ego trip for him.

The statement, by DNC communications director Mo Elleithee, came just a few minutes after Christie’s hour-plus long conference.

Elleithee said “it’s clear that Chris Christie absolutely created and fostered a culture in his office where this type of conduct was considered appropriate.”

“Today’s spectacle by the Governor has left many questions still unanswered,” Elleithee continued.

“But there’s one thing that was crystal clear today — Chris Christie needs to focus less on his ego, and more on the people of NJ.”

Here is Elleithee:

For nearly two hours today, Chris Christie stood up and repeatedly made himself out to be the victim. He lauded himself for swift action in firing staffers for lying to him. And he argued that this was not reflective of the culture he’s created in his office.

But Chris Christie is not the victim. The people of New Jersey who trusted him are.

He didn’t take ‘swift action’. He ignored questions and responsibility for more than 120 days, until his administration was finally caught red-handed.

The fireable offense should not be that his team lied to him — it’s that they took actions that hurt the people of New Jersey.

And it’s clear that Chris Christie absolutely created and fostered a culture in his office where this type of conduct was considered appropriate.

Today’s spectacle by the Governor has left many questions still unanswered.

But there’s one thing that was crystal clear today — Chris Christie needs to focus less on his ego, and more on the people of NJ.

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