Wednesday, six New Jersey newspapers co-signed an editorial calling on Chris Christie to resign for a number of reasons including his embarrassing endorsement of Donald Trump. Thursday, the state’s largest newspaper, the Newark Star-Ledger, has published its own call for Christie to voluntarily end his term (which would otherwise run through the end of 2017). From the editorial:
His craven endorsement of Donald Trump is only the final blow, the moment when he lost any last shred of credibility. His fulsome praise of Trump, after his stinging condemnations only a few weeks ago, is impossible to believe …
Over the last year he has flipped his position on guns, immigration, and a full menu of other core issues. He has lied over and over, about Bridgegate, the budget, his imaginary friendship with the King of Jordan, and so on. It has become a habit, one that drains his credibility like grains of sand slipping through an hourglass.
The Star-Ledger also condemns Christie for his inattention to local issues such as the impending bankruptcy of Atlantic City and problems with the New Jersey Transit rail system, which is on the verge of being shut down by a strike.
Christie has scheduled a press conference for 1 p.m. ET, though it’s not clear which (if any) of his many problems he plans to use it to address.