CHAIRMAN CURRIE QUESTIONS TIMING OF GOVERNOR CHRISTIE'S CALL FOR BAIL REFORM

(Trenton) -- Chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee, John Currie, questioned the motivations behind Governor Christie's sudden call for bail reform, calling the timing curious.

With less than 100 days before the November elections, as the Governor spends most of his time traveling the country selectively campaigning for Republican gubernatorial candidates, he wants the legislature to rubber stamp his proposal for a constitutional amendment on bail reform. 

"I find it curious that Governor Christie would wait to sound an alarm and demand immediate legislative action at a time when he so desperately wants a political victory," said Currie. "That Christie is suddenly demanding the approval of a constitutional amendment so soon after he broke his promise to pensioners, and while he is mired in scandal is curious at best."

Currie continued, "Bail reform is important and it needs to be done with care.  I do not know what the Legislature will decide to do given the governor’s self-imposed timeline, but anyone would be right to be suspicious of his attempts to direct this made-for-campaign moment. To me, it seems like Christie wants to change the subject from his economic failures, scandals, broken policy promises and frequent out-of-state political travel."

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