Appearing on Wednesday's "The Lead" with Jake Tapper, CNN host S.E. Cupp offered some surprising advice to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Cupp said that, if it does turn out that Christie was personally involved in the decision to exact revenge against a political foe by ordering lane closures on the George Washington Bridge, he should "resign now."
Tapper noted that Christie's statement does not accept responsibility for the incident but instead blames staffers who "misled" him.
"I hope that's true," Cupp replied. "I hope that he wasn't involved."
She added, however, that "if he was," he should "resign now."
She said that Christie's supporters will regard him as a "martyr" and a "hero" for resigning and that would allow the former New Jersey governor to mount a presidential bid in 2016 without having to defend his actions in 2013.
"And by the time the campaign rolls around, this will be done," Cupp asserted.
And pigs might fly, too.
Does Cupp really think New Jersey voters are going to forget that Christie playing evil bridge troll may well have contributed to the death of a least one person stuck on the George Washington Bridge that day? Especially when whoever runs against him reminds the public, and often.
"Emergency responders were delayed in attending to four medical situations - including one in which a 91-year-old woman lay unconscious - due to traffic gridlock caused by unannounced closures of access lanes to the George Washington Bridge, according to the head of the borough's EMS department," the Bergen Record reports.
"The woman later died, borough records show."
Martyr? Hero? Don't think so.