Chris Christie Will Appear in Court Over Bridgegate

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On November 23, New Jersey governor Chris Christie will appear in front of a Hackensack judge to face criminal charges for his role in the Bridgegate mess. The charges arise from a complaint of official misconduct, brought last week by a retired firefighter who alleges that Christie failed to stop the closure of the George Washington Bridge in 2013. In New Jersey, citizens are allowed to file criminal complaints and if a judge finds probable cause, a summons is issued. Given Christie’s all-time-low approval rating, it was only a matter of time until this happened.