WASHINGTON — Former U.S. Rep. Dick Zimmer wouldn’t have missed today’s hearing for the world.
“It’s the best show in town. I would have paid money to see it,” said Zimmer, who served three terms in the House in the 1990s and was the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in 1996 and 2008. After losing to incumbent Frank Lautenberg (D-Cliffside Park) in November, he returned to his work as a lobbyist at a Washington, DC firm.
Zimmer (not to be confused with Zimmer Holdings, LLC — the company whose federal monitoring contract with John Ashcroft started this controversy) said that he was impressed by the way Christie parried questions from House Democrats.
“I’ve never seen a hearing like it. I’ve never seen a witness respond so vigorously and effectively and essentially take charge of the hearing,” he said.