New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pledged that his administration would cooperate with “all appropriate inquiries” into the Bridgegate scandal “to ensure that this breach of trust does not happen again” during his annual State of the State speech on Tuesday.
The scandal over lane closures onto the George Washington Bridge has loomed over the GOP New Jersey governor, but he confronted it head-on at the start of his speech as he tried to regain his footing at the outset of his second term.
“The last week has certainly tested this administration,” Christie said. “Mistakes were clearly made and as a result, we let down the people we’re entrusted to serve.
“But I also want to assure the people of New Jersey today that what has occurred does not define us or our state.”