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WaPo’s Ruth Marcus: Scandal Has Taken ‘Dangerous Turn’ For Christie

Washington Post opinion writer Ruth Marcus told MSNBC host Chris Jansing that the Republican Governor’s Association, the committee tasked with helping elect GOP candidates to governor in November, should force New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie out of his chairmanship. Marcus said that, in the wake of the closure of two lanes of the George Washington Bridge, the allegations by Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer surrounding Christie’s office withholding Hurricane Sandy aid indicates that the scandals have taken a “dangerous turn” for the governor.

“This is only the beginning of what seems to me, from Governor Christie’s point of view, to be a very dangerous new chapter in the greater bridge saga,” Marcus said. “This involves federal funds. It now involves a federal prosecutor.”

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“If I were the Republican Governor’s Association, I would be thinking about, and I don’t mean to sound hyperbolic about this, about whether Governor Christie is the right person to head the RGA at this time,” she added.

“I think this story has taken a very dangerous turn for the governor,” Marcus concluded.

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An experienced broadcaster and columnist, Noah Rothman has been providing political opinion and analysis to a variety of media outlets since 2010. His work has appeared in a number of political opinion journals, and he has shared his insights with television and radio personalities across the country.