Must-see morning clip: Stephen Colbert rips Chris Christie over his "someone else-a culpa"

Colbert takes on the scandal that made Christie feel very, very, very sad

Published January 10, 2014 2:00PM (EST)

Stephen Colbert sums up Chris Christie's political philosophy and the revenge-driven lane closures on the George Washington Bridge thusly: "It's my way or I shut down your highway."

On Thursday's "Colbert Report," Colbert mock praised the New Jersey governor as "committed to proving the core conservative value that government is the problem -- even if he has to create those problems himself."

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By Katie McDonough

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