Christie: Sweeney ‘obstructionist-in-chief’ for not granting court nominees their hearings

UNION BEACH – “Obstructionist in chief” and “a dictator” were the words Gov. Chris Christie used Tuesday to describe Senate President Steve Sweeney for not giving his two Supreme Court nominees a hearing.

“It is his fault. It is his decision,” Christie said during an appearance here to announce steps his administration has taken to accelerate resolution of Sandy-related claims.

“He should stop taking his salary if he’s not going to do his job,” Christie said.

He said he still doesn’t know why a hearing hasn’t taken place, given that 60 days have passed since the nominations were made.

The nominees are Robert Hanna, head of the Board of Public Utilities, and David Bauman, an attorney.

Christie: Sweeney ‘obstructionist-in-chief’ for not granting court nominees their hearings