BORDENTOWN – In the aftermath of the Assembly Transportation Committee last week passing a bill to investigate the finances of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie denounced the effort as a political escapade.
Looking for subpoena power to examine the inner workings of the authority and teaming with New York lawmakers on hearings, the efforts of Committee Chairman Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-19) represent “just a political thing,” the governor said.
“Everybody gets a little agitated when you start throwing subpoenas around,” the governor said. “Take my word for it, I used to do it.
“They want to put on a show,” Christie added. “The Democratic State chair wants to put on a show. I’m shocked.”
Acting Education Commissioner Chris Cerf stood behind the governor at the podium.
“That’s why I have Cerf back here, so he can catch me if I fall back from shock,” the governor said.