'I Had Nothing to Do With It': Megyn Presses Chris Christie on Bridgegate Scandal
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spoke to Megyn Kelly in a wide-ranging "Kelly File" interview about the Bridgegate scandal and a possible run for the White House.
Megyn pointed out that so far there has been nothing to tie Christie to the controversy that began last year. She noted that the case is still open and asked if he is a risky bet as a potential 2016 presidential candidate.
"The fact is there's been 15 months of [an] investigation and there's been no connection to me, because there is no connection to me," Christie stated. "I had nothing to do with it, knew nothing about it, and nor will there be any evidence that ever comes to the contrary because it just didn't happen."
Megyn noted that four years ago a number of Republicans begged him to run for president.
Do you feel like you missed your window? Megyn asked.
"No, because I wasn't ready to be president," he answered. "You don't make this decision based on politics to run for something as serious as the President of the United States."
She also asked what he would bring to the presidential race, since Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio have less baggage than him.
"...I've been a leader in a state with a Democratic legislature," Christie said. "Nothing [has] been made easy for me. From that perspective, I think that's much better preparation for Washington than if you're a governor with a state that has a legislature the same party as yours."
Christie remarked that he likes Rubio "a lot" and that he thinks he's a "very good guy."
"But I really believe that the next president of the United States has to be a governor," Christie stated. "You need to have the experience governing. We have had the experience of a one term U.S. senator going to the White House and I don't think it works well."
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