NEW YORK (PIX11) – A shot from over the weekend says it all. As politicos gathered in Times Square, there was Gov. Chris Christie all alone.
The once most-popular Republican in the nation, stood by himself as he was booed and peppered with verbal jabs.
It was a truly awkward scene for Christie who just a few months ago stormed to re-election.
On the night of November 5th he looked untouchable. Now Christie is falling in the same arena he was surging in, the polls.
A 2016 preview released over the weekend placed Christie, the once overwhelming favorite in third place behind Congressman Paul Ryan and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. Another poll on Monday had him behind by nearly 20-points to former Senator Hillary Clinton.
This is all a result of bridgegate and the investigation that has plagued Governor Christie. On Monday, the 20 parties subpoenaed two weeks ago required to hand over all forms of correspondence with regards to the GWB lane closures last September.
Assemblyman John Wisniewski, the chairman of the joint select committee investigating Governor Christie, spoke with PIX 11 News Monday afternoon about the the parties involved asking for extensions, “We want to be reasonable in making the requests and receiving the documents, so I would expect that beginning today but carrying out through the rest of the week, we’ll continue to receive the documents.”
As the fact finding mission continues, there is still much talk over the letter that Governor Christie appointee David Wildstein sent to the Port Authority on Friday through his attorney Alan Zegas. In that letter his attorney states, “Evidence exists as well, tying Mr. Christie to having knowledge of the lane closures, during the period when the lanes were closed, contrary to what the Governor stated publicly in a two-hour press conference.”