Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Greenwald Slams Christie For Insulting Iraq War Veteran

(VOORHEES)—Today Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald (D-Camden) issued the following statement regarding Governor Christie calling a former Navy SEAL and Iraq war veteran an “idiot” at a town hall meeting:

“Unless Governor Christie is using his town hall meetings to audition for a spot on the Real Housewives of New Jersey, he should apologize immediately for his immature and nasty remarks.  Legitimate policy disagreements should never devolve into school yard taunts, especially with so many tough issues facing our state, such as nation-leading property taxes that have gotten worse under this Governor and a high unemployment rate that continues to exceed our neighbors’ and the national average.”

“Though I vehemently disagree with his preference of coddling millionaires over providing real middle-class property tax relief, I respect Governor Christie’s right to express his opinions on policy issues, as I respect the similar right of all our state’s citizens.  We can strongly disagree without being disagreeable. Governor Christie should remember that he works for Mr. Brown and millions of other New Jersey citizens, not the other way around.  Governor Christie should personally apologize to Mr. Brown immediately.”


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