New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said on Wednesday evening that the Bridgegate scandal likely contributed to Donald Trump’s decision not to select him to be his running mate.
“I’m sure it was a factor,” Christie said on MSNBC when asked how much Bridgegate factored into Trump’s decision on his vice president.
Christie also told MSNBC that he has not been offered a role in the Trump administration, but that he would consider it depending on “what I’m offered.”
Though Christie indicated that the Bridgegate scandal may have cost him a spot as a Republican vice presidential nominee, he seemed unfazed by the upcoming trial and the fact that two of his allies, Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni, will testify.
“I’ve been investigated by everybody for the last three years,” he said on MSNBC. “No one has ever been able to prove that I knew anything or had any role in this, and the trial will just confirm that.”
Christie said that he’ll always have critics.
“If you don’t believe a Democratically appointed U.S. Attorney, a Democratic legislature that doesn’t like me much, that investigated me, and one of the biggest law firms in the world who investigated us as well, all came to the same conclusion, then I’ll never change that person’s mind, but I don’t really care,” he said. “I put my head on the pillow at night knowing I’ve executed my office ethically and with integrity, and that’s what this trial will show, too, whichever way it goes.”
Watch the clip via MSNBC: