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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

For the first time today, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spoke out following the release of emails that tied his staff to a traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge.

"I am embarrassed and humiliated by the conduct of several people on my team," he stated in a news conference.

Christie said he fired his deputy chief of staff, Bridget Anne Kelly, for planning a major four-day traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge. It's the nation's busiest bridge and connects New Jersey to New York City.

The traffic jam was reportedly planned to get revenge against a Democratic mayor in New Jersey who refused to endorse Christie.

The governor, seen as the early front-runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, insists his staff members concocted the traffic scheme behind his back, without his knowledge.

In the emails between Kelly and a Port Authority official, found on a New Jersey newspaper website, started off with Kelly writing: "Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee."

On the receiving end, the official responded with, "Got it."

Later in the documents, she wrote "The New York side gave Fort Lee back all three lanes this morning. We are appropriately going nuts."

Read the emails and view today's news conference with Gov. Christie here: http://bit.ly/1inbdcu.

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