Gov. Chris Christie says he’s growing tired of the legislative committee investigating politically motivated lane closures near the George Washington Bridge last year.
“If they can’t run their own ship, they shouldn’t be running an investigation,” he told reporters, accusing committee Democrats of being more interested in getting their names in the newspapers than finding the truth.
“These are people who are addicted to MSNBC and the front page of your papers, and nobody wants to cover it anymore,” he told reporters. “So they have to leak something to be able to get someone to cover it.”
He pointed specifically to interview records that were made public while he was in Mexico for a three-day trade mission this month.
Committee co-chairman Assemblyman John Wisniewski said he’s “as frustrated as anybody about the leaks” but it doesn’t impact the work.
“We have clear proof that an abuse of power originated in the governor’s office,” Wisniewski said. “What we don’t know is why and who authorized it. And any attempt to end the investigation prematurely is an effort to condone that conduct.”