Long loyal to Gov. Chris Christie and one of his stoutest public defenders in the aftermath of Bridgegate, Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick (R-21) celebrated the news of Christie’s imminent entrance into the 2016 presidential contest.
“We should be very proud that a New Jersey governor may run for President,” Bramnick said. “We in New Jersey have had potential candidates for President of the United States. Former Governors and United States Senators have considered running but very few have accepted the challenge. It is an awesome undertaking and it takes a very special individual to enter the primary of their party.”
WNYC’s Matt Katz yesterday reported that Christie plans to launch his presidential bid next Tuesday at Livingston High School, the governor’s alma mater.
“We all believe in democracy and yet very few will step forward to face the scrutiny of the media and the ‘the Wild West examination on social media’,” Bramnick said. “New Jerseyans now have a potential candidate who at the very least deserves our respect for taking that risk. It is not an easy time to run for office. He is one of us, a real Jersey guy, willing to take on the risks. Thank you, Governor.”