In a rare display of emphatic policy opposition, inveterate Chris Christie fan state Senator Brian P. Stack (D-33) took a flamethrower of his own to the Port Authority plan embraced by Christie and Andrew Cuomo.
Specifically, Stack – like his fellow Hudson County Mayor Steven Fulop of Jersey City – savaged a portion of the plan that proposes the privatization of PATH service.
Citing his father, Stack said it would be a huge mistake for PATH to leave New Jersey.
“My father worked for PATH. He was a conductor on the trains. He worked for the Port Authority for 37 years, and he always used to say that PATH was the give back to New Jersey. We can’t let New York have everything.”
Stack said he realizes that the Port Authority panel – endorsed by Christie – has simply recommended privatizing PATH.
The mayor/senator made clear that this is not an antagonistic move toward Chrsitie.
“I love the governor and I support him 1000 percent,” Stack told PolitickerNJ. “He’s my friend.”