Chris Christie Still Scheduled to Campaign for Rick Scott

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may have come under fire after word broke that his top allies engineered a massive traffic jam to get back at a local mayor, but he's still scheduled to head down to Florida next week to campaign for Gov. Rick Scott. 

"We always welcome Governor Christie to Florida," said House Speaker Will Weatherford. "An unfortunate situation has taken place and he's addressed it. He's not hiding from it. I think he handled it well."

According to the National Journal, Christie is scheduled to appear at a Republican Governors Association fundraiser for Scott in Naples. 

On Thursday, Christie seemed deeply concerned over the revelations that his top staff members had caused traffic lane closures on the George Washington Bridge in a revenge-plot.

“I am a very sad person today,” he said during a two-hour press conference. “I am heartbroken that someone I permitted to be in that circle of trust for the past five years betrayed that trust.”

Christie visited Fort Lee’s mayor, Mark Sokolich, Thursday afternoon to apologize for the incident and denied any knowledge of the plot. 

“I had no knowledge or involvement in this issue, in its planning or its execution,” he said. “And I am stunned by the abject stupidity that was shown here. Regardless of what the facts ultimately uncover, this was handled in a callous and indifferent way.”

 

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