Weinberg and Christie spokesman find common ground

TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie’s chief spokesman and one of the governor’s chief critics over the years found common ground on the George Washington Bridge lane closure controversy on Tuesday.

They both agree it was “bizarre.”

Christie spokesman Michael Drewniak told lawmakers while being questioned by legislative committee co-chairperson Sen. Loretta Weinberg that the lane closure was the “strangest thing I’ve ever witnessed.”

“I don’t know what to believe of David Wildstein or Bridget Kelly in particular,” he responded after Weinberg pressed him to discuss his thoughts on the Bridgegate scandal.

“I don’t know why they would do such a thing,” he said. “It is a mystery to me to this day and I wish I knew the answer.”

Drewniak referred to the closures as “bizarre,” a characterization Weinberg made a point to say she agreed was appropriate.

Later, Drewniak would tell lawmakers “there was no value in [in the lane closures] politically.”

“There is no value in doing something this asinine,” he said.

Weinberg and Christie spokesman find common ground