Come Thursday, another two committees, including a special 'super' investigative committee will be set up to probe the George Washington Bridge closure to ascertain the involvement of Governor Chris Christie. If found guilty, the 2016 Presidential hopeful may be impeached. The NJ Governor is also currently under Federal investigation over misuse of Hurricane Sandy relief funds.
The New Jersey State Assembly made the announcement after its Monday's official session. The Super Committee will be headed by Assemblyman John Wisniewski. This special committee will have broad powers with special counsel and subpoena power to investigate who knew what and when during the controversial closing of the George Washington Bridge in September 2013.
The main focus of the investigation will be to determine the involvement of Christie and whether the lane closure was ordered to punish the mayor of Fort Lee, for not endorsing Christie during last year's re-election campaign.
Governor Christie's cup of woes over the Bridgegate scandal seems to be overflowing as the State Legislature will also set up a Special Legislature Investigation Committee and also 'focus' on other aspects of the probe.
Christie has denied any knowledge of his involvement in the incident. If the probe finds him guilty, it will not only wipe his White House dreams, but may potentially make him the 14th Governor to be impeached in the US.
The New Jersey Governor is now also under a federal investigation by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The investigation is looking into a possible misuse of Hurricane Sandy relief funds for political purposes.
Faced with several investigations, Governor Christie is certainly looking at tough times ahead, even making some wonder - whether this is the start of the decent of his thriving political career.
It is indeed a double whammy - as Bridgegate has put the NJ Governor is a tight spot. If he claims he didn't know what his staff was doing, it makes him incompetent. And if he did know what they were upto, it makes him a criminal.