Top Gov. Christie appointee resigns amid probe into GWB ramp closings
TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has announced one of his top appointees has resigned amid an escalating probe into ramp closings on a bridge into New York City.
Democrats have been holding hearings into the closing that took place leading to the George Washington Bridge in September. Baroni said they were closed for a traffic study.
Democrats claimed they were closed to punish a Democratic mayor for not endorsing the Republican governor’s re-election campaign.
Christie announced Deborah Gramiccioni would replace Baroni at the bistate agency. She worked with Christie at the U.S. Attorney’s Office.