Republicans go after Christie on Twitter

A number of Republicans piled on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) Wednesday as new developments about the controversial bridge closure broke into the open.

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Emails obtained on Wednesday link Christie’s deputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly to the closure of the George Washington Bridge last year. Christie had denied any connection to the lane closure, but Democrats maintain it was political retaliation against the Fort Lee mayor who refused to endorse the governor. His town was directly affected by the jammed traffic.

Eric Erickson, conservative columnist and RedState.com editor-in-chief, said the bridge scandal proved whispers about the bare-knuckle tactics of Christie’s staff.

Reporter Jonathan Weisman maintained that Erickson’s tweets are telling.

Conservative radio host Mark Levin called it the “continuing Christie disaster.”

Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) said the scandal would haunt the governor in the primary. The conservative Republican became a radio host after being defeated in the 2012 general election.

Another conservative columnist Ben Shapiro said the governor’s actions were an impeachable offense.

Democrats, for their part, were happy to join in. Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said the scandal was to be expected.

David Plouffe, former White House senior adviser, said Christie’s reaction to the scandal would be crucial.

Rep. Louis Slaughter’s (D-N.Y.) press secretary said the state legislature’s oversight committee would have a field day.

Others just made light of the situation.