Nightly News   |  February 04, 2014

Christie Fights Lane Closure Allegations

In an interview with a local radio show, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie strongly defended himself in the bridge closure scandal that has rocked his administration.

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>>> we have now heard from chris christie himself for the first time since friday night's allegations. from that former appointee of his that evidence exists as he put it, showing the governor knew about those forced lane closures on the george washington bridge that have plunged the governor into crisis. the governor was on a tour of the post hurricane sandy rebuilding effort in the state. but last night on a local radio show, he spoke out and strongly defended himself and again proclaimed his innocence.

>> the most important issue is, did i know anything about the plan to close these lanes? did i authorize it, did i know about it? did i approve it? did i have any knowledge of it beforehand? the answer is still the same, it's unequivocally no. it dominates lots of other folks. it can't dominate me. because a have a responsibility for 8.9 million people. and i'll be dammed if i'm going to let anything get in the way of me doing my job.

>> bridgette kelly, who allegedly orchestrated the lane closures is refusing to turn over documents citing her fifth amendment right against self-incrimination.