Gov. Christie Fires Bret Schundler, NJ's Education Commissioner
Friday, August 27, 2010
Ousted New Jersey Education Commissioner Bret Schundler says it was Gov. Chris Christie who got his facts wrong.
Christie fired Schundler today in the aftermath of an error on a grant application that may have cost the state $400 million in federal money.
The governor initially defended Schundler, saying the commissioner tried to correct the mistake during a meeting with federal officials. Then he dismissed Schundler after a video released by the federal government showed that wasn't the case.
But Schundler says he gave Christie the right story from the start, and says e-mails show he accurately told the governor's office what happened during the meeting in question.
Christie's press secretary fired back, saying in a statement, "we regret that Mr. Schundler continues to sully his own image by engaging in revisionist history."