January 10, 2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's 2013 Democratic opponent, state Senator Barbara Buono, appeared on MSNBC on Friday and predicted that the scandal involving closures on the George Washington Bridge will result in the governor's resignation. She said that Christie will leave office before his term is up in 2017 and "not to run for president."

"This is classic Chris Christie," Buono said. "He has used the levers of power to promote himself and his political agenda time and time again."

MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts asked why, if Buono was aware of the details of this scandal during her race against Christie, didn't she "use" that information against him.

"Believe me, I did," she replied. "There is a culture of fear in Trenton, and the Senate president was working hand-in-hand with the governor. I got very little help from the Democratic Party."

"Either the governor's lying or he's incompetent," she continued. "But my prediction is this: he will be leaving the governor's office before his term is up, but it won't be to run for president."

Buono appeared on MSNBC on Thursday where she accused the governor of operating a "paramilitary organization" and said that there is no way that the governor was unaware of what his subordinates were doing.

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