New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a news conference Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 at the Statehouse in Trenton. N.J. Christie has fired a top aide who engineered political payback against a town mayor, saying she lied. Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly is the latest casualty in a widening scandal that threatens to upend Christie's second term and likely run for president in 2016. Documents show she arranged traffic jams to punish the mayor, who didn't endorse Christie for re-election. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Thursday, January 09, 2014 12:11 pm
Boehner: Christie remains presidential contender
The Associated Press
Reporters asked Boehner about Christie's problems on Thursday, even as the governor was holding a news conference in Trenton, N.J.
The Ohio Republican quipped that he hadn't been fortunate enough to have seen Christie's news conference. He said little about the governor's situation.
Asked whether Christie remains a top 2016 GOP contender for the presidential nomination, Boehner said, "I think so. I think so."
Documents show Christie's staff helped arrange massive traffic jams last September in Fort Lee, N.J., to retaliate against the town's Democratic mayor, who had not endorsed Christie's re-election.