Chris Christie Compares Bridgegate to the Clinton Email Scandal

Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) has a bone to pick with the media (and he has reason to be upset) over their treatment of him during the Bridgegate scandal when viewed in light of the unfolding Clinton email scandal. Christie was questioned mercilessly about his subordinates decision to close down ONE LANE of a New Jersey bridge – meanwhile Hillary Clinton has barely said anything about anything. Even worse, the media hasn’t pressed her for answers!

CHRISTIE: I think it’s two things. I think the first thing is that Mrs. Clinton doesn’t answer any questions. She doesn’t answer questions. And you see the most recent stuff she was saying yesterday, trying to say that everything raised about her is about politics. And it’s not. If she would just answer questions directly — why did you have a private server? Now, I was a U.S. Attorney for seven years working for the federal government. They made it clear from minute one all official business is done on your government e-mail.

CAMEROTA: She says all of her predecessors also used private servers.

CHRISTIE: Not exclusively. Not exclusively. I remember, I had a private e-mail account, but I didn’t do my business on a private e-mail account. She did everything on that account. And then, she — what most people are concerned about it, she gets the server cleaned. I mean, why not just answer that question instead of talking all the time like she does on television now about, ooh, the politics and the Republicans. It’s not about politics…

Let’s just have an analogy here. Can you imagine if after the bridge investigation began, I came out and said, oh, by the way, I’ve done all of my business as governor on a private server and I have deleted now 30,000 of those e-mails, but trust me, none of it had to do with the bridge. Give me a break.

I mean, she wants to talk about being held to a different standard? What she’s doing is refusing to be transparent. I think that’s the first problem with her polling numbers. Secondly, the problem is she’s not speaking to the concerns that the American people really have ,because she won’t speak to her national security record and a failed national security record. They’re making people feel anxious in this country. And so if Mrs. Clinton starts to answer questions, interact with people, maybe her poll numbers would be different.

Last thing, poll numbers now don’t really much matter anyway.