A Port Authority official appointed by Gov. Chris Christie to the agency's board of commissioners tells New Jersey lawmakers he wouldn't have condoned using the George Washington Bridge for political retribution.
Commissioner Pat Schuber says he had no prior knowledge of the decision to block traffic near the bridge, a plot set in motion by a former Christie deputy.
Schuber is the latest official to appear before the legislative panel investigating the lane closings.
The town at the base of the span was locked in traffic for four days last September, apparently to retaliate against the mayor, a Democrat who did not endorse Christie.
Schuber says the plot quickly became political fodder.
It's also been a major distraction for Christie as he contemplates running for president.