Tough political tactics are not criminal, ‘Bridgegate’ defendants argue – By Stephanie Akin (Roll Call) / Jan 14 2020
In Supreme Court appeal, ex-New Jersey officials rely on ‘get over it’ defense
As members of Congress prepared Tuesday for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, former New Jersey public officials convened at the Supreme Court to argue lingering questions from “Bridgegate,” the last major public corruption scandal to disrupt a presidential election campaign.
As Chris Christie — the former New Jersey governor and unsuccessful 2016 Republican presidential candidate — looked on from the court chambers, lawyers representing two of his former political allies presented an argument that would be familiar to anyone following the White House rebuttal to impeachment charges.
Call it the “Get over it” defense.