By Keith Laing - 01/10/14 11:55 AM EST
The mayor of a city that was that was targeted by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration with bridge lane closures in an alleged act of political retribution said he was "glad" Christie visited his town on Thursday.
Sokolich had previously said that he was not interested in hearing a personal apology from Christie, saying instead the governor should apologize to the citizens of Fort Lee.
But Sokolich said in an interview on MSNBC's "Rachel Maddow Show" that he was "glad" Christie came to visit on Thursday.
"I'm glad that he came," Sokolich said. "The suggestion that he not come was not to be disrespectful in any manner, shape or form. It just seems that this continues, you know, as there are just more and more facts, and there seems to be more and more chapters that just haven't been read yet.
"So, we thought that, perhaps, it would be best to wait. He insisted on coming. We also said that if he came, he would be welcomed because that`s the way we are here in Fort Lee."