SPEAKER OLIVER STATEMENT ON GOV. CHRISTIE’S COMMENTS REGARDING SEN. WEINBERG

(TRENTON) – Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver (D-Essex/Passaic) released the following statement on Friday:

“Gov. Christie has sadly found a new low in public discourse.
“The governor’s statement is a disturbing one that has no place in civil debate.
“Common decency dictates that people do not urge anyone to ‘take out the bat’ on another person. We would never condone such comments from anyone, let alone a governor.
“I urge the governor to reconsider his comment, take the appropriate next step and consider what it means to be a respectful statesman.
“New Jerseyans deserve better than this type of language.”