While Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi is not joining fellow Republican legislators Kip Bateman, Jennifer Beck and Jack Ciattarelli to call for the resignation of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie if he plans to continue to spend significant time on the campaign trail for presidential candidate Donald Trump, she did say that she wants to hear more from the governor about what the role will mean for his position in New Jersey.
“I think we need to understand directly from him what the intentions are over the next couple of months with respect to campaigns,” Schepisi told PolitickerNJ. “I think it is a far different thing if he is campaigning for himself versus campaigning for somebody else. If he is going to be out of state on a regular basis campaigning for somebody else I think he has got to understand what the ramifications of that will be.”
According to Schepisi, who is currently away in Israel, she has yet to speak to the governor or anyone in his administration about what the Trump endorsement might mean for the state. She said she will not call for the governor to do anything until she has more information.
According to Schepisi, though she is not calling on Christie to resign, she does understand the concern expressed by fellow state legislators.
“With any job in life if you are not able to committed to it for any reason you have to take a hard, long look as to whether or not it is the place for you,” she said. “I think it is something that is of fair concern from to some of my colleagues that if he is not going to be around, how will the job be done.”