Social Media Reacts to Christie & #Bridgegate

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Governor Chris Christie says,"I apologize." He held a news conference to address the actions of his staff as it relates to 'Bridgegate' or the closing of the George Washington Bridge. (Published Thursday, Jan 9, 2014)

    #Bridgegate dominated Twitter timelines today.

    The hashtag signifies the traffic mess that N.J. Governor Chris Christie found himself in. His former deputy chief of state Bridget Kelly allegedly sent a politically motivated correspondence that may have caused a major traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge. Today, Christie held a news conference to announce he had fired Kelly.

    In addition, he apologized. While addressing the public, he said, "I am not a bully."

    Social media erupted over #Bridgegate. Here's a sampling of tweets and Instagram posts.