The editorial board of the Newark Star-Ledger, New Jersey’s largest newspaper, is calling on Governor Chris Christie to resign or be impeached if allegations made on Friday are true. The allegations were made by an old friend of the governor’s, David Wildstein. Weinstein works for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Wildstein claimed, through his lawyer, that he has proof that Christie knew about the closure of lanes on the George Washington Bridge when it was happening. If true, the evidence would directly contradict two hours of public denials Christie made on January 13th. A statement from his press conference on that date is quoted in the editorial:
I had no knowledge of this — of the planning, the execution or anything about it… I first found out about it after it was over.