NJ Democratic Leaders Take Christie Impeachment Off the Table

Associated Press reports that New Jersey’s top Democratic legislative leaders want to wrap up action on the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal. According to AP, “Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and Senate President Steve Sweeney said at a [November 16] conference . . . they are moving forward after a trial that ended in the convictions of two former allies of Republican Gov. Chris Christie. . . . Added Prieto: ‘I’m not looking to start an impeachment proceeding at this time.’” However, the lawmakers added “that their staffs are still scouring federal court transcripts to determine whether further inquiries are needed. . . .”