Following Assemblyman John Wisniewski’s announcement that he supports U.S. Representative Donald Norcross (D-NJ) despite his common cause with challenger Alex Law in supporting independent Bernie Sanders for president, Law says he is disappointed in the progressive Democrat’s decision. Law is running an upstart grassroots campaign in New Jersey’s first congressional district, in the heart of George Norcross III’s sphere of political influence.
“It is unfortunate that Assemblyman and Bernie Sanders NJ Chair John Wisniewski decided to endorse Mr. Norcross. Assemblyman Wisniewski is someone with a sterling record of supporting progressive ideals, so it struck me as unusual that he would endorse a Congressman with the most conservative voting record in the entire New Jersey Democratic Delegation over a progressive challenger that is leading the Bernie Sanders effort in South Jersey. Assemblyman Wisniewski does have his legislative agenda in Trenton to consider, and upsetting the Norcross Machine undoubtedly would have led to a slow down in his ability to pass legislation. But, as a progressive leader and the chair of Bernie’s efforts in this state, I expected him to show his appreciation for his values. And, as President Kennedy said, ‘We must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.’
“Despite his decision in this matter, we are both committed to working towards seeing a President Bernie Sanders. In this, I look forward to working with Assemblyman Wisniewski as we make sure New Jersey can #feelthebern.”