By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog
Apparently the Democrat SCI isn’t having any more luck pinning something Bridgegate-related on Governor Christie than the U.S. Attorney’s office, Save Jerseyans.
A Chicago firm heavily (and lucratively) connected to national Democrats and retained by the Democrat legislature to investigate Bridgegate has failed, thus far, to find any evidence pointing to wrongdoing on the part of Governor Chris Christie. That’s the word this morning after the release of a 136-page report prepared under the direction of attorney Reid J. Schar.
As we’ve predicted. For months.
Republicans (and their attorneys) rightly pounced.
“The report is a partisan summary by Chairman Wisniewski that reveals nothing new,” said GOP Assembly Leader Jon Bramnick (R-Union) in a statement released through his office. “This is a waste of taxpayer dollars. The information released confirms that Gov. Christie had no role in the lane closures at the George Washington Bridge.”
Randy Mastro of Gibson Dunn, retained to represent the Administration and prepare an internal review, expressed a sense of vindication on behalf of their own report which had cleared the Governor months ago but nevertheless underwent withering scrutiny from partisan Democrats and the media.
“The Committee has finally acknowledged what we reported nine months ago — namely, that there is not a shred of evidence Governor Christie knew anything about the GWB lane realignment beforehand or that any current member of his staff was involved in that decision,” said Mastro in a statement to the AP.
This news arrives at a time when polling suggests the public is moving past Bridgegate and, of course, Gov. Chris Christie (currently trying to look presidential in Canada) is desirous of a “clean bill of health” to assuage the anxieties of potential donors. Timing is everything here; a steady drum beat of reports noting serious noise from the Romney and Bush camps, respectively, puts pressure on Christie to do whatever is in his power to avoid letting this Achilles heel attract a strong competitor into the 2016 primary race.
Need to catch up/brush up? Click here for the Bridgegate Archive.
The question to which we all need to demand an answer, loudly and clearly: How many exonerating reports do we need to read before these clowns stop wasting our tax dollars? The Democrat legislature has behaved more like a Dem Super PAC where Bridgegate is concerned, using our money to attack a leading GOP presidential prospect. Enough is enough. Go work on something substantive (like school funding reform or tax relief generally) instead of pissing away precious public funds to a Chicago law firm… around half of a million dollars as of April.