TRENTON – They’re not running against each other, but they are running.
Against the back drop of their own political designs, two senators clashed along partisan lines here at the Senate Confirmation hearing of First Attorney General Phillip Kwon.
“We’ve been here for a long time,” Sen. Joe Kyrillos complained. “We haven’t had a question about his qualification. Is Mrs. Kwon the nominee?”
Following her questioning, Sen. Nia Gill concluded that too much evidence suggests the Kwons knowingly tried to evade the feds when they made cash deposits under the federal limit of $10,000.
“We need this information to make a critical analysis,” said Gill, arguing that her intention was to divine how Kwon acted when he found out about the incremental cash deposits made by his mother.
The back and forth between Gill and Kyrillos comes at a time when both senators are running for higher office. Gill wants to succeed U.S. Rep. Donald Payne (D-10) and Kyrillos is challenging U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ).