RNC chairman: Christie can still run for president - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

RNC chairman: Christie can still run for president

Posted: Updated:

 

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus (ryns PREE'-bus) says a traffic jam scandal won't disqualify New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie from running for president.

Appearing Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," Priebus says Republican primary voters could move past the scandal that has ensnared the administration as polls show Christie as a top contender in 2016.

Priebus says: "America's a forgiving people."

He says Christie demonstrated leadership by holding a lengthy news conference Thursday to apologize for his staff's behavior.

The chairman says, "We all make mistakes." He says, "The real question is: What do you do when mistakes happen?"

Christie fired the top aide who gave the go-ahead to shut down lanes to the George Washington Bridge and cut ties with one of his top campaign advisers.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Colfax woman charged after hiding marijuana in tree

    Colfax woman charged after hiding marijuana in tree

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:20:39 GMT
    GRANT PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - A Colfax woman is behind bars, charged with Attempting to Take Contraband Into a Penal Institution.More >>
    GRANT PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - A Colfax woman is behind bars, charged with Attempting to Take Contraband Into a Penal Institution.More >>
  • Man accused of stealing crawfish from traps

    Man accused of stealing crawfish from traps

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:25 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:25:45 GMT
    CROWLEY, La. (AP) - Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries agents have arrested a 39-year-old Crowley man who is accused of stealing crawfish from traps in an Acadia Parish pond. Sheriff Wayne Melancon saidMore >>
    CROWLEY, La. (AP) - Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries agents have arrested a 39-year-old Crowley man who is accused of stealing crawfish from traps in an Acadia Parish pond.More >>
  • APD Looking For Missing Teen

    APD Looking For Missing Teen

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:11 AM EDT2014-04-17 13:11:22 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB Newschannel 5)--Alexandria police are asking for the public's help to locate a runaway juvenile. According to the Alexandria Police Department, 16-year-old Angel Ramirez leftMore >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB Newschannel 5)--Alexandria police are asking for the public's help to locate a runaway juvenile. More >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KALB. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.