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Why Bridgegate Was Back in the News This Week

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Posted: May 09, 2020 9:00 AM
Why Bridgegate Was Back in the News This Week

Source: AP Photo/Julio Cortez

You may have forgotten about Bridgegate. Let me refresh your memory. When Chris Christie was governor of New Jersey in 2013, his staff was accused of intentionally shutting down the access lanes to the George Washington Bridge, one of the busiest bridges in the country, in order to prevent commuters from Fort Lee, NJ from reaching Manhattan and to punish Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich, who refused to support Christie's re-election bid. The result was days of gridlock.

"Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee," Christie aide Bridget Anne Kelly wrote in an email to officials at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey at the time.

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