Bridgegate Continues to Haunt Chris Christie

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Bloomberg reported Thursday afternoon that beleaguered ex-New Jersey governor Chris Christie was denied entry to the VIP entrance at Newark Liberty International Airport, an area designated for airport employees and flyers who need extra security. Workers reportedly shuttled Christie and his security detail to the back of the TSA checkpoint line.

But some think there’s scandal afoot: According to Bloomberg, the order to ban Christie from the VIP line didn’t come from just any ol’ employee. It reports:

The order came from police for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport, according to the person, who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly about security matters. The Port Authority also operates the George Washington Bridge, the target of a plot by Christie aides and allies to tie up traffic for political punishment in 2013.


That’s right: The bureaucracy of New Jersey will henceforth deny Chris Christie his creature comforts over a four-and-a-half-year-old transportation drama. Is this petty “news”? Yes. Is the sentence “police officer sends him to Terminal B with rest of nobodies” both mildly insulting and extremely gratifying? Yes.

For his part, Christie has denied the story, telling the world that he did not use this special entrance as governor, that no Port Authority police officer denied him access anywhere, and the whole thing was just a mixup that involved him being shuttled around to multiple airport entrances.


Jerseyans: Please sound off in the comments and let us know how many entrances there are at Newark.

Night Editor, Splinter

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