New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has scheduled a news conference for Thursday, one day after emails and text messages revealed his administration may have closed highway lanes to exact political retribution.
The governor issued a statement Wednesday saying he was ‘‘outraged and deeply saddened’’ by the revelations. He said he was misled by a key aide and he denied involvement.
‘‘This completely inappropriate and unsanctioned conduct was made without my knowledge,’’ he said in the statement. ‘‘People will be held responsible for their actions.’’