Bridgegate

Chris Christie Might Be Impeached

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JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Color me skeptical, but NBC reports that state lawmakers are considering impeaching New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for obstruction of justice.

One committee chairman who did not want to be named said "clearly obstruction of justice" would be an obvious charge against the governor.

The legislator told NBC 4 New York the chances are probably 50-50 that the assembly would pursue impeachment.

At least three of Christie's former staffers and appointees have directly implicated the governor. Throwing them under the bus may have allowed Christie to briefly run for president, but it's not doing him any favors now. And things can still get worse for Christie.

The trial against two of Christie's former appointees has barely even begun and there's no telling what evidence could be presented that further implicates the governor.

There's no doubt in my mind that Christie is guilty, I'm just skeptical that state lawmakers will go through with impeachment.

  • swift_4

    I think the fact that both the prosecution and defense in the current trials are saying that Christie knew about the whole thing is probably not a good sign for him.

  • Aynwrong

    Nobody deserves this more than Chris Christie but I’m more than a little skeptical. The elected officials in N.J. have to be wondering if it’s even worth trying. Also, Christie could then do what Republicans do better than anyone; play victim.

    • Christopher Foxx

      sigh

      Right. Let’s not go after someone who has broken the law because of how they might respond when we do. They might say mean things about us!

      God, I wish Democrats would grow a spine.

      • Aynwrong

        I didn’t say I didn’t want them to try. Take a chill pill.

        • Christopher Foxx

          My comment was about the Democrats, not you. Keep half that pill for yourself.

          • Aynwrong

            Ahh… My bad.
            🙁

  • muselet

    A Christie spokesman offered a one-word response to the report: “Ridiculous.”

    A comment from Chris Christie’s office without a lot of bluff and bluster? Christie must really be worried about this.

    Couldn’t happen to a more deserving person.

    –alopecia

  • Scopedog

    If they do carry it out, great–but impeachment is only the first step; he must be removed from office.