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S.E. Cupp: If Christie Is Involved in ‘Bridge-Gate,’ He Should ‘Resign Now’

Appearing on Wednesday’s The Lead with Jake Tapper, CNN host S.E. Cupp offered some surprising advice to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Cupp said that, if it does turn out that Christie was personally involved in the decision to exact revenge against a political foe by ordering lane closures on the George Washington Bridge, he should “resign now.”

Tapper began by noting that Christie’s statement does not accept responsibility for the incident but instead blames staffers who “misled” him.

“I hope that’s true,” Cupp replied. “I hope that he wasn’t involved.”

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She added, however, that “if he was,” he should “resign now.”

She said that Christie’s supporters will regard him as a “martyr” and a “hero” for resigning and that would allow the former New Jersey governor up to mount a presidential bid in 2016 without having to defend his actions in 2013.

“And by the time the campaign rolls around, this will be done,” Cupp asserted.

Watch the segment below via CNN:

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