Fort Lee mayor Mark Sokolich, a Democrat, has largely steered clear of public speculation about whether September’s sudden George Washington Bridge lane closures were political punishment from political operatives in Port Authority acting for Gov. Christie, retribution for Sokolich’s refusal to endorse Christie when asked to. Today, everything changed. Revelations the order turn his town into traffic chaos came from a senior staffer in Christie’s front office. Reports that first responders were delayed getting to a 91-year-old woman who later died, a traffic accident with four injuries and other emergency calls.
There are so many jolting pull-out quotes in what Sokolich said tonight, on All In with Chris Hayes. It’s late, it’s been a long day and you should really just sit down and hear it all for yourself.