Christie: Never considered quitting over scandalMarch 27, 2014 @ 4:21 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he never considered resigning because aides shut down traffic leading to the George Washington Bridge.
Christie tells ABC News, "I'm not a quitter."
He says he won't decide for another year whether to run for president in 2016, but says the scandal overshadowing his administration won't influence his decision and will make him a better leader.
Christie's appearance Thursday comes the day a lawyer he hired released a taxpayer-funded report clearing him of involvement in the political payback plot.
A federal criminal investigation and state legislative probe are continuing.
It's the first major scandal to hit the Republican governor.
Christie hasn't held a press conference since early January, when he had to rescind a claim that no staffers were involved in the lane closings.
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