As the “Bridgegate” scandal unfolds, there are reports that one or more emergency vehicles were delayed as a result of the George Washington Bridge lane closures.

The closures were allegedly orchestrated by an aide to Chris Christie in order to “punish” the mayor of a New Jersey town.

Christine Teigen thinks it will result in a lawsuit or lawsuits.

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  • Republicanvet

    More leftist hypocrisy on parade.

  • Brian Roastbeef

    Could somebody then please direct me to this twit’s posts expressing outrage over Benghazi?

  • thedumbblonde

    Whores should stick to what they’re good at doing.

    • TocksNedlog

      Like sucking in public?
      Looks like that’s what she’s doing right here.

  • Hotlanta Mike

    Obamacare lawsuits anyone?

  • Al’s Not So Sad Grampa

    The old lady would have died because of Obamacare denying her treatment had the ambulance arrived there.

    Now a more serious question: why would emergency vehicles cross the bridge to help someone? Are there not emergence services on both sides of the bridge?

    • Clayton Grant

      I don’t know these particular circumstances, but ambulances often transport people to caregivers and hospitals within the insured’s network. That can be even long distance in some cases.

      • Al’s Not So Sad Grampa

        True. I guess I don’t think about that because here in the Salt Lake Valley, there are no waterways that are big enough to require bridges the size of those in the NY/NJ area, and the traffic is immensely more dense there than here. Our heaviest traffic times are pretty much midday traffic in NY or LA.

      • Jack

        I doubt it since the bridge connects NY to NJ….the story is lie-you typically aren’t going out of state for healthcare.

        • AMSY

          No it happens quite a bit. NYC has more of a connection with NJ and Southern CT than probably 70% of New York State.

          • Jack

            did not know that…that bridge is heinous!

          • AMSY

            Traffic isn’t too bad around 1:30 in the morning. Kind of a nice view from the upper level. But yes 99% of the time, it’s the worst experience of your life.

          • Jack

            I left Jersey a few yrs ago and do not miss the traffic. was worse driving into Lincoln tunnel around 8:30AM…madness!!

          • AMSY

            I am so sorry you had to endure that. Honestly! LOL

    • NRPax

      It could have been a matter of that ambulance being the closest to her and any others were already tied up on calls.

  • Juan Pablo

    How about te Muslim wedding party of 12 he decimated

  • TJ

    Sue the Governor for for being stuck in traffic. Maybe they can sue the union that went along with the closure and called it a traffic study. Maybe they can sue the makers of the GWB for not having the foresight to build it with 6 more lanes for emergencies travel.

  • FreedomFighter

    Progressives just refuse to acknowledge the double standard between Christy and Obama.

    • AMSY

      You got emails?

  • CR

    The biggest problem with such a lawsuit is you have to prove causation to prevail in civil court. In other words, you must show:
    1. That you were owed a duty
    2. That the duty was breached
    3. That the breach of duty was the direct cause of harm (i.e. the death would not have occurred but for the traffic jam)

    Proving causation would be very difficult with a 91 y.o. cardiac arrest patient since it would be very challenging to show that she wouldn’t have died regardless of what occurred. That said, you get the wrongful death case before a jury and they may not stick to the letter of the law on that.

    Generally, you also must prove foreseeability e.g. the officials must have been able to foresee that a possible consequence of their actions was death. (See Palsgraff v. Long Island Railroad for more information on foreseeability) This could prove a challenge.

    Gov. agents also enjoy limited governmental immunity (protection from civil lawsuits) for official actions. However, it would be hard to argue that this was an “official” action taken within the bounds of the job description, so overcoming immunity probably wouldn’t be as much of a legal challenge as proving causation.

    • Al’s Not So Sad Grampa

      Yep. The unreliability of a jury combined with only needing a preponderance of evidence in a case like this may not be good for the defendant.

      If a civil suit is filed, as a third party, my interest would increase from almost non-existent to somewhat interested. I’m no fan of Chrisite, but I can’t help but chuckle thinking about his administration having to defend it’s actions. I’d be just as amused if a lawsuit is filed and the plaintiff lost, just because the Democrats would go absolutely berserk over the fact that a Republican Governor got away with such disregard for human life.

      It’s a win-win for true conservatives.

  • Watcher3568

    Yeah it’s far worse than that fast and furious thingy . Just a few misplaced AK’s and AR not biggie

  • YesterdayzNewz

    Christine Teigen? Model? Rhodes Scholar? Bimbo? I’m going with the latter.

  • Determined

    There is no “allegedly” about Christie’s aide. The “allegedly” is whether Christie was involved. That is the question.

  • peteee363

    how many people will die this month from tangles in the obamacare mess?

  • Guest

    People died. You mean like Benghazi?

  • unknown

    “not saying Christie killed them, obviously” if a political ad can link Mitt Romney to someone dying of cancer, they can link Christie to this lady dying

  • BoscoBolt

    Lots of CHRISTIE posts at Twitchy today – I get the feeling that Twitchy is trying to rally non-liberals to Christie’s defense, in response to all of the liberal attacks on him over this little scandal. IF this is the case, I’m afraid that Twitchy is going to be disappointed. Christie has lost all support on the right – no one is going to come to his defense. Christie is one of THEM, not one of US – He deserves everything he gets.

    • Richard Jefferies

      Guess Christie should have read that little story about that boy crying wolf, eh?

    • http://amandakmelson.wordpress.com/ GreenEyedGal

      I don’t know, Bosco. I dislike Christie. But if he didn’t do anything, how does he deserve what he gets from this “scandal”? The dems and the media attack people who haven’t done anything and give a free pass to murderers. I don’t plan to jump on their bandwagon just because Christie is a slimy turncoat.

      • Clayton Grant

        ^ x 10

      • Steve__Jacobson

        He’s kicked conservatives to the curb and in general trashed the GOP when it suited him. Why would they defend him? He’s on his own plus he can always call his good bud Obama.

      • Clete Torres

        I don’t see it as bandwagon jumping so much as pointing out that Christie isn’t welcome by conservatives to associate himself with conservatives. Because he isn’t one.

      • aztectrumpet

        Im not gonna jump on the hang him bandwagon. But not gonna defend him either. I would not doubt that he is lying.

      • BoscoBolt

        Well, Christie claims that he didn’t do anything, and doesn’t know anything about this, but, as a raging liberal, that likely means that he did and he does. Christie is a liar.
        ———————————————–
        Christie, February 2013: “I’m not much different from Andrew Cuomo. I probably agree with him on 98% of the issues.”
        ———————————————–
        Christie, November 2013: “I’m a conservative.”

    • castlemonster

      I’m not even sure I’m one of “US”. I never trusted Christie or Paul Ryan or Eric Cantor or any number of other squishes and rinos masquerading as Tea Party candidates. Some of “US” apparently did.

    • Brian Roastbeef

      Meh. There’s a difference between defending a Republican governor of a blue state against a liberal pile-on and thinking he’s a true conservative who should be our 2016 nominee. Even if you can’t stand Christie, there’s good reason to practice circling the wagons against this sort of crap. If the left is given free rein to pull this here, then why wouldn’t they next direct the pile-on against Ryan, Walker, Paul, Jindal, Cruz, West, just about anybody that could pose a threat in 2016….? A significant reason we lost 2012 is because Romney was too gutless to rally the troops and let the left define him for a year before starting an effective campaign.

      If nothing else defend him here because the media pile on over this during the continued indifference to Benghazi or Fast and Furious is just too insulting to the American public to be allowed.

      • KayGee

        A significant reason we lost 2012 is because Romney was too gutless to rally the troops and let the left define him for a year before starting an effective campaign.

        It couldn’t have had anything to do with a knock-down, drag-out GOP primary immediately before the election where all the candidates did everything they could to one-up each other about how they were the “more” conservative one, more consistent with these perceived “values” than the other, who had the most church hours racked up, who hated obamacare the most, and most importantly who had it in best with the growing Tea Party faction, followed by a whiplash-fast about face as Romney had to decelerate from his warp-speed velocity to the far right (an increasingly necessary tactic for winning a significant fraction of the GOP vote) to get back to the middle fast enough to nab those swing votes.

        • Brian Roastbeef

          Wow, that is the king of all run-on sentences.

          Summarizing what you are trying to say there – that the long primary was the cause for Romney’s underperformance – the answer is no. Obama and Hillary had a long primary in 2008 trying to call each other racist and sexist, and that didn’t harm the Democratic ticket that year.

    • http://www.jabootu.com/acolytes/bnotes/ Apostic

      I concur about the “Lots of CHRISTIE posts at Twitchy today.” But I think this has become an unintended squirel story deflecting attention from things like Gate’s book and other such. Meanwhile, I’m also surprised a coordinated left isn’t trying to bury the story: I thought the plan would have been to build Christie into another Pres nomination the right wouldn’t have been thrilled about, and then, once he got the nomination, betray him such that even fewer voters would be thrilled to vote for him.

    • KayGee

      In the hierarchy of conservative media, It is ALWAYS more important to fight a supposedly “leftist” cause célèbre than to be consistent with one’s own previously stated positions. In other words, Christie gets his GOP card back for exactly as long as there’s liberal talking heads to be smashed in the MSM.

  • Ed McDowell

    No one died at Benghazi or Fast and Furious. No cancer patients likely to die during the ObamaCare mess either. BTW again I have to ask who someone is so – who is she?

  • http://Hotair.com/ Afterseven

    I wonder how many people died in ambulances due to delays from extensive, lengthy, unnecessary and even unannounced road closures due to Obama Fundraising Parties?

  • EllisWyatt

    It’s ok Christie. Just use the patented Obama methods for dealing with scandals:

    1) “It’s a phony scandal.”

    2) “What difference at this point does it make?”

    3) “You just hate me because you’re a ‘Lookist’ who hates fat people!”

    4) Change your party affiliation to Democrat. Then the media will reverse course, start covering for you and start attacking your accusers.

    Take your pick Christie.

    • Maxx

      Idiot Teigen. I wondered how long it would take for someone to elasticize that news and to no surprise, it’s the great cackling forehead. The 91-year-old woman who died was alive when she arrived at the hospital.

      “It also took EMS seven minutes to reach an unconscious 91-year-old woman who later died of cardiac arrest at a hospital. Although he did not say her death was directly caused by the delays, Favia noted that “paramedics were delayed due to heavy traffic on Fort Lee Road and had to meet the ambulance en-route to the hospital instead of on the scene.”
      http://www.northjersey.com/fortlee/GWB_lane_closures_delayed_EMS_response_in_Fort_Lee.html

      Breaking news bikini girl. 91-year-olds usually die when they get a heart attack.

  • HWarrior13

    Hopefully this will end the Vichy Republican’s POTUS ambitions.

    • BAW

      The other comment thread was closed before I could respond to your last diatribe but you really didn’t say anything worth responding to anyway.

      • HWarrior13

        You’re kinda becoming obsessed with stalking me, aren’t you? I’m flattered that you seek so much of my attention, but now you’re getting a tad creepy.
        You really should find better ways to spend your time. Have you thought of taking up a hobby of some sort to occupy all your spare time? Knitting, perhaps?

        • BAW

          I certainly did not mean to scarce you or make you nervous so I’ll just use your words but I will mean them:

          “I’ll leave you with this, then I’m done with you… ”

          It is telling that someone simply responding to and/or rejecting your nonsense brings out the really immature, ugly side of you.

          • HWarrior13

            Wow! you really are fascinated by me aren’t you?
            I’m answering you because I think you must be very lonely and you seem very angry and I feel bad for you. It’s my way of giving back, if you will. The same way I try to spend time with the old folks I deliver “Meals on Wheels” to.
            And AGAIN, while I thank you for the compliment with your interest in what I have to say, it’s time for you to move on with your “life”, old man.
            Seriously, it’s time.
            Good bye and good luck in your future endeavors.
            #PityTwitchyDoesn’tHaveABlock-A-StalkerFeature

  • dwsmokin

    Christine, responders were also delayed in Benghazi (actually, they weren’t even sent). Can you really be this stupid?

  • 4liberty

    I would definitely take advice from someone who failed at giving their dog a kiss!!

  • Acethepug

    I wonder if anyone died, here in the US or Mexico, over Fast and Furious? Didn’t someone die in Benghazi? (and yes, sarcasm ahoy!)

    I wonder how many people will die because Obamacare scuttled their insurance plans?

    Oh, right, that’s all on Obama, so I guess we just ignore it.

    Selective morality must be a great thing, kind of like having no soul, right, Christine?

  • Perry

    She needs to stick to her day job and leave the thinking to those more qualified.

  • Todd Hill

    If Chris Christie is guilty of this, either by direct action or through inaction by willfully allowing something he knew might happen, then he should be dogged forever with the slogan, “Open borders, closed bridges.”

  • David Harrison

    Look foxy lady, Beauty does not = intelligence.

  • fishydude

    Sounds more like the actions of someone trying to end Christie’s political career, not punish someone that didn’t help Christie.
    Leaving an email trail that is well be found and published? Does that sound like the actions of someone trying to help out anyone but Hillary?

  • I_KICK_HIPPIES

    Christie needs to fall down – go to the hospital- gets some ugly coke bottle glasses and say “What difference does it make”.
    All of this will be forgotten by morning.

  • 364NKL

    Here’s a question for Ms. Teigen, how many people died in Benghazi at the hands of Obama and Hillary? Or do those people not count?

  • Jay Dickson

    Meanwhile Obama meets with a Crip Snoop Dog in the Whitehouse. Crips are responsible for unsolved murders.

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    How many people died with Obama clogged up traffic last month during his visit to Magic Johnson’s house?

    • World B. Free

      Or during his little “date night” to NYC with his wife during his first few days as pResident, when he practically shut down the whole city?

    • AMSY

      Let me check…none. And the neighbors were made aware of the likelihood of traffic.

      • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Link?

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Here’s a better question: how many people are going to die as a result of Obamacare cancelling their plans? Who could forget Sebelius trying to railroad that kid who needed a lung transplant? And we already know some people who have seen cancellations have cancer and are finding trouble getting new coverage.

  • Paige Jackson

    People died in Benghazi; people are going to die as a result of Obamacare, if they haven’t already. Selective outrage is a sad thing.

  • jabberwocky

    who is she and why does anyone care what she says?

  • © Sponge

    It’s only a death when it’s a Republican administration. The rest is a “man caused disaster” or something that makes no difference at this point.

  • World B. Free

    Christine,

    What difference, at this point, does it make?

  • Jennifer Williams

    Please stop reporting everything this nitwit says. She irritates the heck out of me. She’s a model (for reasons unknown) and that’s it. Her brain is the Dead Sea. Irrelevant people are, just that, and should be treated as such. Don’t allow her to live “rent free.”