No matter what country you live in, politics is always complicated. There are many people who want to hold the power, and many people ready to fight for it. This is exactly what happened three years ago, when Governor Christie tried to punish the Mayor of a small city by creating a massive traffic jam.
On Monday, September 9, 2013, Bridget Ann Kelly, the Chief of Staff for Governor Chris Christie, and two staff members took it upon themselves to close the toll lanes in Fort Lee, New Jersey at rush hour. This caused a major gridlock. It is alleged that they did so in retalliation to Fort Lee’s Mayor refusing to endorse Governor Christie in the 2014 gubernatorial election.
Of course, we can’t really know what happened on that day, but Governor Christie denied any knowledge of the decision to close the lanes and hired a team of lawyers to investigate who was to blame.
This has become one of the most expensive lawsuits in New Jersey’s history. The investigation has cost $2.28 billion to date. Even more shocking is that the lawsuit is far from being over.
If things don’t settle in the next few months, Governor Christie might have to relinquish his position as there are already many voices against him. The Mayor, on the other hand, has the complete support of the people of Fort Lee, and he believes that justice will be on his side when everything is finalized.