Christie asks residents to pressure lawmakers to OK his next court nominee

MANASQUAN – Gov. Chris Christie warned Democrats during a beach town hall today that he planned to enlist residents’ support the next time he picks nominations to the state’s high court.

Gov. Chris Christie was asked by a resident about his next “plan of attack” for choosing nominations to the state Supreme Court.

“My plan of attack is to continue to pick well-qualified people,” Christie said, adding, “And then the next time I’m going to try and get the public more involved.”

He said he plans to bring his message to the public so residents can put pressure on their representatives to OK the governor’s next nominees, saying it’s the “only way they (will) switch their political approach.”

The Democratic-controlled Judiciary Committee voted down his two nominees earlier this year, Bruce Harris and Phil Kwon. They cited various reasons in doing so, but Christie maintains it was pure politics.

Christie earlier said he hoped to introduce a new nominee before the end of the month.

 

Christie asks residents to pressure lawmakers to OK his next court nominee