Aide Says Christie To Address Scandal

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An aide says New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will mention the scandal engulfing his administration in his State of the State address and will say that he won’t let it stop him from pursuing his agenda.

The aide tells The Associated Press that the governor will make clear he will not let the situation overshadow the bipartisan accomplishments of his first term or stand in the way of achieving new ones.

The aide isn’t authorized to give details of Christie’s speech before he speaks Tuesday afternoon and spoke only on condition of anonymity.

The governor is mired in a scandal over the involvement of aides and appointees in apparently politically orchestrated lane closings in September that caused massive gridlock. He has fired one close aide and others on his team have resigned.

Source: Associated Press