Christie’s “mistakes were made” line and the fact that his office is whining about “every wild-eyed conspiracy theory that’s originating on left-wing blogs” makes me pretty sure that he was in on the closures.
Now, records obtained by TPM give a clearer look at just what the police in the town had to respond to during the traffic jam, which has since been blamed on a political vendetta by Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) administration.
During the hours of heaviest morning traffic on the days in question, police responded to at least nine traffic collisions, two of which were serious enough that victims had to be taken to a local hospital.
Fort Lee Police Chief Keith Bendul told the Bergen Record on Sept. 13 that the four days of snarled traffic had been cause for alarm.