Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski (D-Middlesex), co-chair of the Joint Legislative Committee investigating the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the Christie administration, issued the following statement in response to the resignations of the chief executive and two senior officials at United Airlines resulting from an internal investigation of their dealings with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey:
“The resignation of the chief executive and two senior officials at United Airlines following an internal investigation of their dealings with the Port Authority once again highlights the culture of corruption within the Christie administration and among his appointees at the agency. Despite the Governor’s insistence to the contrary, it is obvious that the work of law enforcement authorities growing out of the Bridgegate investigation is far from over, and we have yet to learn the full scope of the abuse of power engaged in by this administration.
“While the Governor may believe this is a record upon which he can run for President, it is, in truth, a record of shame. Instead of touring the country, the Governor should end his doomed candidacy and return to New Jersey to address the critical problems facing our state – among them the need for real Port Authority reform, a broke Transportation Trust Fund and a pension funding crisis.”