New Jersey governor and possible GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie said Thursday he's been victimized by a liberal media bias over the closure of lanes on the George Washington Bridge, otherwise known as "Bridgegate."
In a wide-ranging interview on CNBC's "Squawk Box," in which he also discussed the 2016 race, the economy, and national defense, Christie compared his treatment to that of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and the flap over her using a private email server to conduct official business.
Shortly after Christie won a second term as governor in 2013, coverage of his administration was dominated by the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge—allegedly engineered by aides as political retaliation for the Fort Lee mayor's refusal to endorse Christie's reelection bid.
Although Christie has not been directly implicated, he told CNBC the ensuing days of scrutiny have been much more relentless than recent news accounts of the Democratic presidential candidate's use of a private server.
"Has there been coverage of the email situation with the secretary, absolutely. But the intensity of the coverage, and the relentlessness of the coverage is different. And that's where the bias is revealed," Christie said.