Chris Christie: Imagine After The Lanes Closures -- My Emails Were on a Private Server and I Deleted Them
Christie: Media owes me an apology. I did nothing yet this was a bigger scandal than the IRS and Clinton email server story.
Chris Christie says the media owes him an apology over the Bridgegate scandal.
“I do believe there's an absolute bias and a rush to judgment. You all know this, you saw the coverage of me 15 months ago. I was guilty, I had done it,” Christie said on CNBC Thursday morning. “Now we're 15 months later, where are the apologies pouring in? Not one thing I said the day after the bridge situation has been proven wrong.”
Christie has not been implicated for any role in the closing of several lanes on the George Washington Bridge in September of 2013 which caused major traffic delays. Christie’s former high-school classmate and Port Authority official David Wildstein pleaded guilty earlier this month to conspiracy counts related to the lane closures
On Thursday, Christie said the uproar over the lane closures was overblown and covered more than other stories like the IRS scandals or Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
“I think if you objectively looked at it you would say it was. At the time Bridgegate was outgunning, six or seven to one the IRS scandal,” Christie said.
Christie said that if he had come out in the days after the lane closures announcing that his emails were on a private server and he had deleted them, the reaction would have been much worse than the one Clinton has received.
“Can you imagine how the reaction would be? Yet today, we don't even talk about the email situation with Secretary Clinton it's as though it went away,” Christie said. ”Has there been coverage of the email situation with the secretary? Absolutely. But the intensity of the coverage and relentlessness of coverage is different.”