Courtesy of New Jersey [dot] Com
Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, a 12th District
congressional candidate and a member of the committee investigating the George
Washington Bridge scandal tonight called on the governor to consider
resigning over his staff’s role in the controversy.
Watson Coleman was discussing newly released text messages between former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey official David Wildstein and Bridget Kelly, former deputy chief of staff in which the pair disparage a rabbi and jokingly discuss creating traffic problems outside his house.
“And this really is what they’re all about, transactional deals, dismissiveness, remarks that are totally, totally unacceptable in a civilized society, Watson Coleman said during an appearance on MSNBC. “And you know what? The governor needs to think about resigning, and he needs to take all his friends with him because this is sickening.”
Asked by host Al Sharpton why the governor should go when there has so far been no smoking gun to implicate him in the scandal, Watson Coleman said the governor is responsible for the actions of his staff.
“Because he is responsible for everybody that is in the middle of all of this mess, not just this — this is irrespective of just bridgegate,” she said. “This is all the stuff that we’re hearing about all the transactions that are taking place. This is abusiveness. This is bullying. This is disrespectfulness. That’s the way he has been governing. And the one connecting theme here is that he has hired or caused the hiring of each and every one of them. I’m not saying he has done anything legal [sic]. I’m saying it’s unethical and it is not worthy of New Jersey’s citizens.”
All the people responsible for and involved in the GWB lane closures and cover up were personally hand-picked by Gov. Christie. Each had enjoyed handsome salaries at the expense of NI taxpayers. Many have/are enjoyed/enjoying jobs created by the governor and his personal appointees.
They all need to go. And I’m guessing this reaction to a preliminary reading of newly obtained, un-redacted documents is only the beginning of more cries for Christie’s resignation.