Victims of George Washington Bridge Traffic Scandal Speak Out
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is up against another set of grievances.
But this time they're coming from the victims of the George Washington Brdige traffic scandal. The activist group, Progressive Change Campaign Committee, held a press conference today with northern Nerw Jersey residents speaking out against the political scheme. The lane closures by the bridge last September were allegedly orchestrated by top Christie aides as payback against Fort Lee's mayor.
Valerie Howard Fadul is partially blind and was on her way back from an eye procedure. She says it took more than two hours to drive just 20 blocks.
"It was the most horrible night. My anesthesia wore off from my procedure," she said. "I was not able to make it home in time to take any medication. It was just a nightmare."
Fadul says the massive gridlock was just a game between politicians, and it was inconsiderate to everybody in New Jersey and New York.
"That's when it becomes a problem for everybody. Because when you back up Fort Lee you back up our town. You back up the towns nearby. You back up the Bronx. You back up Manhattan. It affects everybody."
The change group is calling on Christie to resign, if he's found to have been directly involved with the incident. A petition for the governor's resignation has already gotten more than 10,000 signatures. New Jersey state legislators issued 18 new subpoenas to Chrisitie's office yesterday.