(Trenton) — Today, New Jersey Democratic State Committee Chairman John Currie applauded the Democratic legislature for successfully pursuing concerns related to the closure of access lanes to the George Washington Bridge -- an apparent act of political retribution that imperiled thousands of commuters in northern New Jersey for several days.
Last year, United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey Paul Fishman picked up on the legislature's investigation, which today resulted in former Christie-appointee to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, David Wildstein, pleading guilty for his involvement in the dangerous scheme. Indictments of additional Christie aides are rumored to be coming soon.
“New Jersey's Democratic legislature deserves our appreciation for recognizing that something was amiss and for demanding answers -- answers to questions that Governor Christie hardly cared to ask. I congratulate them for their efforts, which paved the way to Mr. Wildstein's guilty plea today," said John Currie, Chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee. "It is unacceptable for the power and resources of the governor's office to be abused -- as we now know they were -- in any way that puts people in danger. I trust that anyone else who was involved in this scheme will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."