Speaking at a fiscal summit in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was asked if he believes the scandal surrounding members of his administration closing lanes on the George Washington Bridge will have an impact on his future political ambitions. Christie replied unequivocally that it would not, and the episode will eventually come to be regarded as a “footnote” in his career.
“As far as the impact on my political future, I think it will have none because I didn’t do anything,” Christie told CBS News anchor Bob Schieffer.
He went on to say that he understands the “circus” around the coverage of the story. “Because, I guess you guys weren’t doing anything else down here, so this is what needed to be focused on, right?” Christie added. “In the end, what the people of New Jersey know about me is I tell them the truth.”
Christie said that he continues to consider making a run for the White House. “I think this will be a footnote by the time any of those decisions need to be made,” he concluded.
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