For the last month, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) acted like the controversy surrounding Fort Lee and the George Washington Bridge was trivia. He was unfazed, laughing off questions, telling reporters, “It’s just not that big a deal.”
After the emails were released on Wednesday, Mr. Christie canceled his one public event for the day, which had been billed as an announcement of progress in the recovery from Hurricane Sandy.
For those looking to brush up on the details of this story, MaddowBlog was the first national outlet to highlight this controversy, and all of our previous coverage is online: