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New Jersey's GOP Congressmen Silent on Christie's Bridgegate
« on: January 15, 2014, 11:14:27 AM »
by Frances Martel
New Jersey's GOP Congressional delegation is mostly taking a "wait and see" approach to their governor's role in this month's traffic scandal and subsequent investigations into use of Hurricane Sandy funding.

While two representatives expressed hope that Christie would make the right choices, four have said nothing at all.

New Jersey's six Republican Congressmen have remained almost entirely tight-lipped since the first news surfaced of emails proving that senior officials in Christie's employment were involved in the closure of the George Washington Bridge last September that blocked traffic for four hours for political retribution. Two have commented – only one expressing vocal support for the governor – and four have not yet commented on the affair.

The CNN report that the federal government is investigating Christie's use of federal funding meant for Hurricane Sandy victims for an ad campaign starring himself has generated less media attention and remains unmentioned by the group.

By far the most supportive Republican Congressman has been Leonard Lance, who represents the western Seventh District. Rep. Lance called himself "one of Christie's 'strongest supporters'" and expressed hope in Christie's presidential aspirations still, because of his "decisive and immediate action" on the matter.

Yet Rep. Lance is the exception...

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