Chris Christie

Gov. Christie Takes Oath for Second Term

Amid scandals


On the first day of his second term, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie faces brewing storms—literally and figuratively.

A scandal over alleged political retribution by his administration has already cost a top aide and campaign strategist their jobs, and now Christie faces multiple investigations that could harm the presidential ambitions of the early Republican front-runner for 2016.

Even the weather was against him, as a snow storm forced cancellation of his gala celebration on Ellis Island after Tuesday's second-term inaugural address.

Christie took the oath of office for a second term in Trenton and then launched into a speech that praised how his state came together to meet the challenges of economic recession and Superstorm Sandy, as well as the landslide re-election victory voters gave him last November.