(NEWSER) – Chris Christie offered a full apology today, while firing the staffer who sent the telltale email that started the scandal. "I am embarrassed and humiliated by the conduct of some of the people on my team," Christie said in a press conference. "I also need to apologize for my failure as the governor of this state to understand the true nature of this problem sooner." He said he'd fired deputy chief of staff Bridget Kelly effective immediately. "I've terminated her employment because she lied to me."