To former Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA), New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) passed "the test" with an exhaustive press conference responding to new details about the George Washington Bridge scandal.
Reacting to the presser, Brown, speaking on Fox News on Thursday, said Christie's response was "refreshing."
"So, yes, it was refreshing. I think he certainly addressed it, and he's not done," Brown said. "Obviously, he still has to do his due diligence, and that's what you're looking for in a leader, I don't care if it's Democrat or Republican. He did pass the test."
Brown went on to say that he expected Christie to survive the scandal.
"So as long as he continues to do his job and do it well like he's done and take the blame, like he's done, I think he'll, obviously, move forward and move through it pretty well," Brown added.
Democrats were far less forgiving. The Democratic National Committee panned the press conference as an ego trip for Christie.
"Chris Christie needs to focus less on his ego, and more on the people of NJ," DNC Communications Director Mo Elleithee said in a statement on Thursday.