Talk of Christie’s impeachment is ridiculous

The media buzz about the possibility of Governor Chris Christie being impeached is nothing more than click bait.  It’s not going to happen. The people writing that it could or should happen either know it won’t happen, don’t know what they are talking about or are trying to ensure that Christie has no political future.

The buzz got started when both the prosecution and the defense attorneys in the Bridgegate trial claimed that Christie knew that the George Washington Bridge lane closures in September of 2013 were political retribution against Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich while the lanes were closed and not a part of a traffic study.  Christie has already been convicted of that in the court of public opinion.

If Donald Trump is elected President of the United States Christie is likely to resign the next day claiming that the job of leading Trump’s transition team is too important to the future of the country to be distracted by “chewing gum” which is how he characterized governing New Jersey while he was running for president himself.  He frequently said that he could “walk and chew gum” at the say time while running for president full time and governing New Jersey with his iPhone.  If Trump is elected, Christie resigns.  The impeachment question is mute and Kim Guadagno is sworn in as governor.

Regardless of who is elected President of the United States on November 8, the New Jersey gubernatorial race will escalate on November 9.

The Democrats are heavily favored to win the 2017 gubernatorial election thanks to the damage Christie has done to the New Jersey Republican Party. Removing Chris Christie from office would not help the Democratic nominee for governor.  It would help Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno who would then serve the remainder of Christie term while running for her own term.  Guadagno has a better chance of winning in 2017 and the New Jersey Republican Party has an easier job of rebuilding if Christie is gone.   That’s why Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto will not let impeachment proceedings occur in the lower house of the legislature.


Posted: September 25th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , | 6 Comments »

6 Comments on “Talk of Christie’s impeachment is ridiculous”

  1. Barry said at 8:43 am on September 25th, 2016:

    Could not have said it, or summarized better myself.

  2. There are no ramifications for being convicted in a court of public opinion said at 9:11 am on September 25th, 2016:

    Christie needs to be held criminally liable–just like Wildstein, Baroni and Kelly.

    New Jersey already know what kind of a double crossing, lying lowlife Christie is. The entire nation needs to know the intricate details as well.

    This is a man that may be rewarded for his loyalty to Trump by being our next AG.

  3. May be true, said at 10:23 am on September 25th, 2016:

    but let’s face it, we had Holder and now Lynch, to set the bar so low! He might be a big ego, but at least he loves his country- those others, and too many in that crew,apparently, not so much.

  4. Bob English said at 1:58 pm on September 25th, 2016:

    I would let the legal process run its course first before the Legislature does anything. I would bet that he is on the list of unindicted conspirators.

  5. Don't Click On My Name! said at 9:26 am on September 27th, 2016:

    When have you ever heard Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno criticize Chris Christie or his policies? While Christie was screwing the people of New Jersey, Guadagno chose to remain silent.

  6. Her job, said at 9:05 am on September 28th, 2016:

    as our first Lt Governor, is to run the state and handle problems, in this case, while he was off running for the next Big Thing- which she has done, very well: am sure when she runs on her own, next year, she will have many ideas for improvements: she is one bright and decent lady- how can she do anything,or have the people get to know her, when the boss always refers to her simply as “The Lt Governor?” Pretty disrespectful and wrong, if you ask me. Loyalty and teamwork is not always reciprocated!