Posted by Curt on 28 January, 2014 at 5:46 pm. 1 comment.


Melissa Quinn:

Talk of President Barack Obama’s 2014 State of the Union was noticeably absent during MSNBC’s coverage leading up to his highly anticipated speech. Instead, “Hardball” host Chris Matthews and his guests decided to discuss the recent scandal surrounding New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, tying “bridgegate” to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and alleging the 2016 presidential hopeful put lives at risk should an attack have occurred.

Jonathan Capehart, a columnist for The Washington Post, joined Matthews and fellow MSNBC host Alex Wagner on Tuesday night to rehash the details of the recent scandal plaguing Christie and his administration. Capehart, while discussing the scandal that left lanes closed on the George Washington Bridge, noted the timing of the “Bridgegate” scandal, specifically its proximity to the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in New York City.

“When these lane closures happened, was right around the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. It overlapped. And so the idea that you were going to bottle up a major transit point for the world’s busiest bridge and a terrorist target around the time of a terrorism anniversary — one of the most affecting terrorist attacks on the country and on the New York City, the New York metro area — the idea that you’re going to do this and then get upset that your scheme has been revealed, and that’s what you get upset about … thank goodness nothing happened during those days,” Capehart said.

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