Sarah Palin doesn’t need to read up on the nuances of the bridge scandal to know that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) should have known what his closest aides were up to on his watch.
“I just don’t know all the information out there, but it’s hard to be the CEO of an organization and not know what the closest people to you are up to,” the former Republican vice presidential candidate said Tuesday on “Inside Edition.” “I know when I was mayor and manager of this city and then governor of the state, certainly you know what your top aides are up to.”
Christie fired his deputy chief of staff, Bridget Anne Kelly, who he said lied to him about her involvement in the George Washington Bridge lane closures. He also asked his former campaign manager Bill Stepien, who was implicated in the scandal as well, to step down from his role with the Republican Governors Association.
The New Jersey governor has confirmed his office received a subpoena for documents from a federal prosecutor investigating the lane closures, but has repeatedly denied having any knowledge of the scheme to muck up traffic on the bridge.
“You blow it if you ever try to hide anything,” Palin added. “Whatever’s hidden, eventually light shines upon it. So I just hope that truth is being told right now.”