Sunday, January 12, 2014

Chris Christie Scandal Is An 'Impeachable Offense' If He Knew

HuffPo reports:
Two days after New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) claimed he had no knowledge of a political scheme conducted by his aides to cause traffic jams, the lawmaker heading a probe into those actions unraveled a new thread.

New Jersey Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D) told NBC News Saturday that if Christie was at all aware of his aides' actions, impeachment could emerge as a potential issue.

"Using the George Washington Bridge, a public resource, to exact a political vendetta, is a crime," Wisniewski said. "Having people use their official position to have a political game is a crime. So if those tie back to the governor in any way, it clearly becomes an impeachable offense."

"It's hard to really accept the governor's statement that he knew nothing until the other morning," Wisnieswki added.


  1. Jeez people, WTFU! No one is going to take it upon themselves to close down a freeway without the boss's aproval. He's up to his gills on this.

    [Could not happen to a more deserving guy...]

  2. "Impeachable"? Don't stop there. How about "Jailable"?

  3. And it should also be an impeachable offense if he didn't know.

  4. Obstruction of Interstate Commerce under the Sherman Antitrust Law § 1 of the Act states that “[e]very contract, combination in the form of trust or otherwise, or conspiracy, in restraint of trade or commerce among the several States, or with foreign nations, is declared to be illegal.”

    Criminal Mischief (normally third class misdemeanor, but if someone dies as a result, like the 91 year old woman might have, second class misdemeanor)

    Section 2C:17-3, paragraph 7, of the New Jersey Penal Code:
    Criminal mischief is a crime of the third degree if the actor purposely or knowingly causes a substantial interruption or impairment of public communication, transportation, supply of water, oil, gas or power, or other public service. Criminal mischief is a crime of the second degree if the substantial interruption or impairment recklessly causes death.

    Conspiracy (if more than one person involved, and there are seven last I heard)