Nightly News   |  January 12, 2014

GOP Rallies Around Gov. Christie

Some high-ranking GOP members show their support for Chris Christie as some New Jersey mayors question if they’ve been treated unfairly. NBC News’ Kelly O’Donnell reports.

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>>> officials in new jersey plan to subpoena more documents from the office of governor chris christie for lane closures on the george washington bridge and who may have known what. kelly o'donnell has been following the story and has more tonight.

>> reporter: with governor chris christie out of public view this weekend, top republicans came to his defense. party chairman on "meet the press".

>> we've got a really smart person in chris christie , former u.s. attorney , who understands what's out there. and thousands and thousands of documents have been revealed and not one single link to chris christie has been found.

>> reporter: senator john mccain praised how christie took questions for more than 100 minutes thursday.

>> i know you've got to answer every question. you can't leave any question unanswered. i think that he can now move on as long as another shoe doesn't drop.

>> reporter: ft. lee of new jersey, apparent target of the lane closures spoke with david gregory .

>> do you believe him?

>> i take him at his word.

>> reporter: another democratic mayor, hoboken's dawn zimer, speculation how she had been treated. hoboken received only $300,000 of the $100 million requested. zimmer had not endorsed christie and spoke with wnyc radio .

>> in 20/20 hindset and the context we're in now, you can always look back and say, okay it was retribution. i think all mayors are reflecting right now and thinking about it. but, you know, i really hope that that's not the case.

>> reporter: the new jersey lawmaker leading the assembly's investigation wants to question christie 's staff.

>> i don't think it's possible for all of those people to be involved and know and for the governor to absolutely have no communication.

>> reporter: that assembly committee plans to request documents from the governor's office and try to renew its subpoena power this week. aides tell me governor christie has been working on his state of the state address to be delivered tuesday and he's still scheduled to fund raise in florida next weekend, part of his other job as head of the republican governors association . lester?