Citing Wallace case, Lesniak disapproves of Christie’s pick for Port chairmanship

Veteran state Sen. Ray Lesniak (D-20) panned Gov. Chris Christie’s selection of a replacement for Bridgegate-stained Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Chairman David Samson.

“Not a good choice,” said Lesniak.

Samson resigned last month amid a highway of brutal headlines.

Today, following Christie’s announcement of his decision to nominate former Attorney General John Degnan to succeed Samson, Lesniak issued an early thumbs-down ruling.

“John Degnan went in the tank when he participated in Christie’s hand chosen group of attorneys to support a replacement for Justice [John] Wallace,” said Lesniak, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“Just like Dave Sampson, another former AG, he can’t be expected to be an independent watchdog of an agency that has been exploited for political and personal gain,” the senator added.

 

Citing Wallace case, Lesniak disapproves of Christie’s pick for Port chairmanship