Pascrell: ‘safety of constituents callously jeopardized’

Following former Port Authority official David Wildstein’s guilty plea in federal court this morning, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-9) issued a scathing statement with his finger pointed firmly at the administration of Gov. Chris Christie.

“Today’s guilty plea makes clear that what the Christie Administration perpetrated on the commuters in Fort Lee was a criminal act,” Pascrell said. “We have an admission that the safety of my constituents was callously jeopardized to inflict political retribution. I commend the U.S. Attorney for his persistence and know he will continue to get to the bottom of this case. I also commend Mayor Sokolich for his steadfastness during these many months.”

Pascrell: ‘safety of constituents callously jeopardized’