Christie says he’s moving on from apologizing for scandal

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Friday that he’s moving on from the bridge scandal and is done apologizing for the actions of his former allies.

Christie was wrapping up a town hall event at Fury’s Publick House bar in Dover on Friday evening when he was confronted by a woman who said she was born and raised in New Jersey and was “beyond horrified” by the incident – which she said reminded her of feudal times, when a king didn’t care about his peasants.

Christie told her the news had hit him like a “two-by-four” and said he shared her outrage. He went on to say he was ready to move past the scandal.

“I’m not proud or happy of what happened, but I’m going to stop apologizing for it too, because I’ve said my piece to the people of my state and the people of Fort Lee who were affected,” he said. “I’m moving on from it now because I’ve lived through 15 months of three investigations that have now confirmed everything I said 15 months ago.”


Commission plans to study women’s history museum

Congressional leaders have appointed experts in museums, broadcasting, fundraising and anti-abortion activism to study the creation of a National Women’s History Museum.

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi named Emily Rafferty, retiring president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and former PBS President Pat Mitchell to the commission.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appointed Jane Abraham, general chairman of the anti-abortion Susan B. Anthony List, and lawyer Bridget Bush. House Speaker John Boehner appointed former Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, now vice president of the anti-abortion rights group, and Kathy Wills Wright, who served in President George H.W. Bush’s administration. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid appointed lawyer Mary Boies and Maria Socorro Pesqueira, president of Mujeres Latinas en Accion.


Barbecue restaurant offers discount to white customers

A barbecue restaurant in northern Colorado is being criticized for its plan to give white customers a 10 percent discount.

Edgar Antillon, owner of Rubbin’ Buttz BBQ and Country Cafe in Milliken, hung a sign reading: “White Appreciation Day! June 11th. Because all Americans should be celebrated!!”

Antillon, who was born to Mexican parents, pointed to Black History Month and Hispanic Heritage Month. He told KUSA-TV in Denver he figured “the least we could do is offer one day to appreciate white Americans.”

Ricardo Romero, a civil rights activist in northern Colorado, called the plan “a perpetuation of racism.”

– From news service reports