Fort Lee Mayor on Christie: “I Take Him at His Word”

The mayor whose town was apparently punished by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s aides during last year’s campaign said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," “I take him at his word” that Christie had no prior knowledge of lane closings leading to the George Washington Bridge. The lane closings in Fort Lee, N.J., were an apparent effort to retaliate against Mayor Mark Sokolich, a Democrat, who had not endorsed Christie in the campaign. Sokolich met with Christie on Thursday to accept Christie’s apology for the incident, which led to huge traffic jams in Fort Lee. Sokolich said Sunday that Christie was “candid” during their meeting, but added “there’s just a lot of stuff out there,” a reference to unanswered questions about the bridge episode. “If he didn’t know, he certainly should have known” that his aides had ordered the lane closings, Sokolich said.

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