N.J. Assembly Speaker Prieto Statement on ‘Bridgegate’ Verdicts

(TRENTON) – New Jersey Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen) released the following statement on Friday:

“The verdict provides some solace to those hurt by these punitive traffic jams and sends a message to those who seek to abuse the public trust and risk public safety, but this is no cause for celebration. This is a grim and sad day for New Jersey.
“The testimony and evidence presented during this trial raised serious questions about the behavior of the executive branch under this administration. New Jersey requires an executive branch focused on policy, not bullying and crass politics.
“I will soon confer with my fellow legislative leaders about any appropriate legislative action going forward.”