Updated: January 16, 2014, 1:08 PM
New Jersey Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D) said on Thursday that she plans to subpoena Gov. Chris Christie's newly appointed chief of staff, among others, in the bridge scandal investigation.
Weinberg, who will chair a special Senate committee being created to investigate the scandal, said during an interview on MSNBC that subpoenas would be handed out to Christie's newly appointed chief of staff, Regina Egea and two of the governors appointees at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Christie appointed Egea to replace Kevin O'Dowd as his chief of staff, though her appointment is currently on hold due to the ongoing investigation.
Weinberg said she planned to ask for documents related to the closures of lanes on the George Washington Bridge in September, which led to days of traffic gridlock in the town of Fort Lee, N.J. Some Democrats, including Weinberg, have alleged the closures were ordered as political revenge against the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee.
"When we see those documents, then we can make our next decisions," she said.
The other subpoenas would be sent to Port Authority chairman David Samson and commissioner William "Pat" Schuber.
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