What to Know
- Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg brought up possible impeachment
- She said there was "considerable testimony" during the GWB trial that Christie knew of the lane closures
- Christie has denied any knowledge of the lane closures; a spokesman slammed Weinberg's suggestion
A spokesman for Chris Christie says a Democratic lawmaker's suggestion her colleagues should consider impeaching the Republican governor after two of his aides were convicted in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case is "ridiculous."
Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg on Thursday called on Democratic Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto to consider the impeachment. Weinberg says there was "considerable testimony" during trial that Christie knew about the conspiracy in which three allies closed lanes of the country's busiest bridge and caused traffic jams to retaliate against Fort Lee's Democratic mayor for not endorsing him.
Christie spokesman Brian Murray says it's "shocking that someone who sat in the front row of the courtroom every day could get it so wrong."
Christie has denied any knowledge of the lane closures.
Christie failed in his presidential bid this year and is heading up Donald Trump's White House transition team.