Wisniewski Statement on GWB Guilty Plea & Indictments

May 02, 2015

Wisniewski Statement on GWB Guilty Plea & Indictments

"Gov. Christie is unable to run a bridge, let alone take on any higher responsibility."

(TRENTON) - Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex), whose work as Assembly transportation committee chairman led to the revelations the Port Authority and Christie administration closed access lanes to the George Washington Bridge, and co-chair of the New Jersey Legislative Select Committee on Investigation, released the following statement on Friday:

"These indictments and the guilty plea of Mr. Wildstein represent a major step toward justice for the people of New Jersey.
"It was clear when the Assembly first uncovered this wrongdoing that the lane closures were a threat to public safety and a terrible abuse of government power. I have full faith in our justice system and the U.S. Attorney, and am hopeful that through the legal process we will finally entirely learn what happened and who was ultimately responsible.
"With this guilty plea, the people of New Jersey have more reason to be skeptical of Gov. Christie's leadership style built upon bullying and retaliation. With a top aide pleading guilty to a federal crime, even the governor's most ardent supporters must stipulate to this basic fact - Gov. Christie is unable to run a bridge, let alone take on any higher responsibility."