Democrat And Republican Debate About Christie Scandal - MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

Democrat And Republican Debate About Christie Scandal

Posted: Updated:
PHILADELPHIA -

Democratic political consultant Eleanor Dezzi and Kevin Kelly, from the Republican State Committee, talked to Good Day and gave their opinions on the scandal that's engulfing the Christie administration.

Newly released e-mails show the enormous backup on the George Washington Bridge this past September was apparently orchestrated by one of Christie's top aides. The messages show an exchange between Port Authority official David Wildstein and the Governor's Chief Of Staff, Bridget Kelly.

The traffic jam was apparently meant to make life difficult for the mayor of Fort Lee who would not endorse Christie for re-election.

Fort Lee's mayor and Democrats are outraged. Wildstein is expected to testify in Trenton today in front of a legislative committee that is investigating the matter.

Governor Christie denies any involvement and issued this statement.

"What I've seen today for the first time is unacceptable. I am outraged and deeply saddened to learn that not only was I misled by a member of my staff, but this completely inappropriate and unsanctioned conduct was made without my knowledge," he said.

For Democrat Dezzi, there is definitely blood in the water.

"The sad thing about this is they didn't have to do it. Everyone knew that Christie was going to be re-elected," she said. "Now the flood gates have opened…everyone is getting involved in this."

Kelly agreed that Christie probably knew about the situation, but he emphasized that's it's laughable that everyone is getting involved.

"What about a President and Secretary of State that send people to war, men and women better than them, based on purely political motivations," he said. "The fake outrage from Democratic talking heads is laughable."

Dezzi responded that this scandal is an indicator of whether Christie can play on a bigger stage. Will he be able to control his office?

Watch the whole debate above.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • PECO Investigating Gas Odor in Phila Region

    PECO Investigating Gas Odor in Phila Region

    Saturday, August 30 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-08-30 20:55:51 GMT
    A spokesperson for PECO confirms to Fox 29 News that crews are trying to find the source of a gas odor that has resulted in hundreds of calls to PECO on Saturday.About 400 calls have been placedto PECO as of 4pm Saturday; that is an elevated number of calls than a normal day, the spokesperson says. Crews that are trained in gas odor response are spread throughout the area to try to pinpoint the source of the odor. Reports of gas odors have been made by customers in Delaware, Montgomery, Chest...
    A spokesperson for PECO confirms to Fox 29 News that crews are trying to find the source of a gas odor that has resulted in hundreds of calls to PECO on Saturday.About 400 calls have been placedto PECO as of 4pm Saturday; that is an elevated number of calls than a normal day, the spokesperson says. Crews that are trained in gas odor response are spread throughout the area to try to pinpoint the source of the odor. Reports of gas odors have been made by customers in Delaware, Montgomery, Chest...
  • Summer Heat Returns

    Saturday, August 30 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-08-30 20:11:25 GMT

    The rest of the holiday weekend continues to look warmer and unsettled. Shower and thunderstorm chances increase late Sunday and Labor Day.

    The heat and humidity will continue to expand Sunday into Labor Day. There is a risk of scattered showers and thunderstorms both day.  Best chance will be in the afternoon and evening. 

    Sunday (88/69): Clouds/Storm

    Monday (90/71): Clouds/Storm

    Tuesday (92/72): Clouds/Storm

     

     

  • Social Media Working To Save Pets Abandoned In A Local Home

    Social Media Working To Save Pets Abandoned In A Local Home

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:10:39 GMT
    Concern is growing for the health and safety of some pets left alone on these hot summer days.
    Concern is growing for the health and safety of some pets left alone on these hot summer days.
Powered by WorldNow

KTBC FOX 7
119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices