Feb. 20 - In his first town hall meeting since 'Bridgegate,' New Jersey Governor Chris Christie addresses Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) New Jersey Governor Chris Christie held his first town hall meeting since the bridge scandal tainted his administration. Speaking to a packed house in Port Monmouth, Christie addressed Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts, but did not mention anything about 'Bridgegate.' The scandal alleges members of Christie's administration shut down lanes on the George Washington Bridge in retaliation of Fort Lee's mayor not endorsing Christie in his re-election. But at the town hall meeting on Thursday, Christie remained focus on Superstorm Sandy, blaming the federal government for their inadequate response and lack of monetary aid. "Let's remember first off, that this aid that came to our state took longer to get here than any other major natural disaster in the history of our country--nearly a hundred days before congress approved aid. Within ten days of Katrina they approved tens of bilions of dollars of aid by a voice vote," said Christie.