It took until he was out of office, but the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey finally exacted a bit of revenge for Chris Christie’s career-killing scandal, “Bridgegate.”
The former governor of New Jersey attempted to use a VIP entrance at Newark Liberty International Airport – the same one he used for eight years – but was duly blocked and directed instead to the TSA screening lines in Terminal B.
The poetic justice, aside from the fact that Christie was relegated to stand among the “normals” whom he once used to get famous by bullying them in viral videos, is that the order was given by police from the NY/NJ Port Authority—the same entity that operates the George Washington Bridge.
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In 2013, Christie aides sought to create a traffic jam on the bridge as political retribution against the mayor of nearby Fort Lee, NJ for not supporting the governor’s re-election campaign. It was ultimately discovered that Christie knew about the affair, as well as the cover up.
The scandal, dubbed “Bridgegate,” effectively sank Christie’s presidential aspirations.
Christie left office this month as one of the least popular governors in America, with a 14 percent approval rating.
What goes around comes around. And it came around especially quickly for the disgraced former governor of New Jersey.
In the meantime, here’s to hoping Christie enjoys the wonders of the TSA line in Terminal B.