and to the intense scrutiny of Christie N the wake of too bridge scandal, this weekend, Christie speaking in front of republican power players. ABC's senior Washington correspondent Jeff Zeleny now.... See More
and to the intense scrutiny of Christie N the wake of too bridge scandal, this weekend, Christie speaking in front of republican power players. ABC's senior Washington correspondent Jeff Zeleny now. Reporter: Governor Chris Christie back on the road. Thank you very much. Reporter: A weekend trip to Las Vegas with an eye on his political future, looking and sounding like a candidate, before an influential republic republicans. Trying to put his New Jersey troubles behind him. Your job as a leader is to decide how do you move forward from that. How do you get better? Reporter: Back home, scrutiny on those closed traffic lanes on the George Washington bridge. On this week with George stephanopoulos. It's far too early to start concluding that the governor knew nothing, had nothing to do it. Reporter: Chris Christie told Diane sawyer it won't affect his next step. Has this torpedoed 2016? Listen, haven't made a decision on 2016. It won't anything to do what's happened in the past ten weeks. What's happened in the past ten weeks, I think ultimately will make me a better leader. Reporter: The bridge scandal, however, has prompted Christie to take a tough look within. As you know, the word bully, bullying comes up over and over again, have you asked yourself, did I do anything to create the climate in which this happened? Sure. I spent a lot of time the last 11 weeks. Thinking about what did I do, if anything, to contribute to this. I don't believe that I did. But I'm certainly disappointed in myself that I wasn't able to pick up these traits in these people. I'm disappointed in myself that I didn't look closer, that I trusted too much. Reporter: Christie is also saying he's spending more time at home. David, that may be true, but at least this weekend, he was away from home, spending some time with key republican power brokers. But these leaders have yet to decide who they hope will lead the republican party in 2016.
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