Gov. Chris Christie says he has not ruled out running for president in 2016 despite his aides' involvement in a traffic-blocking plot that has engulfed his administration.
Christie said on his monthly TownSquare Media radio show Wednesday that he's made no decisions about his political future.
He says that nothing that has happened "would make me think any differently about my ability to pursue that job or to perform in it."
The 51-year-old was considered an early front-runner for the Republican nomination, but his ranking has slipped since the scandal broke.
Christie Addresses Bridge Scandal at Town Hall
Asked for the first time at a town hall meeting about the political payback scandal that's ensnared his administration, Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday that the aide he fired for lying about her involvement would have been dismissed even if she'd told the truth.
(Published Friday, March 21, 2014)
Christie says he did not know about the political payback plot orchestrated by his aides, who blocked traffic near the George Washington Bridge apparently to punish a Democratic adversary.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie apologized to the people of New Jersey and announced he has fired an aide who he says lied to him about being involved in the closure of lanes on the George Washington Bridge as political payback to a local mayor. New Jersey Reporter Brian Thompson reports.
(Published Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014)
Published at 9:11 PM EDT on Mar 26, 2014 | Updated at 4:21 PM EDT on Apr 30, 2014