From an article by David Cantanese on TheRun2016.com:
These combination of events have led Democratic lawmakers in the state to a troubling conclusion: The George Washington Bridge closure was political retribution for a Democratic mayor’s failure to endorse Christie’s re-election.
“Hogwash, says Christie.
“But the emerging facts aren’t lining up with the administration’s story, according to published reports.
- Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich declined to endorse Christie in August.
- The closure of two bridge lanes to his town was ordered Sept. 8 by one person — a political appointee and old friend of Christie, David Wildstein.
- Christie’s administration’s explanation that the lanes were closed for a traffic study have been met with skepticism since a top Port Authority official said he knew nothing of the study. Local police, emergency officials and the New York Port Authority knew nothing about the alleged study either.