This post has been updated.
New Jersey State Senator Nick Scutari (D) called for a new state investigation into Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer’s claims that Gov. Chris Christie (R) withheld Hurricane Sandy relief aid because she did not fast-track a real estate development project “important” to the governor, Steve Kornacki reported on MSNBC’s “Up With Steve Kornacki” on Sunday.
Scutari would like the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation, an independent fact-finding body in the state, to look into any connections between Sandy aid and Hoboken real estate projects.
NJ state Sen. Judiciary Chair Scutari tells @SteveKornacki is calling on the NJ SCI to open an investigation into Mayor Zimmer’s allegations
— Up w/ Steve Kornacki (@upwithsteve) January 19, 2014
State Sen. Linda Greenstein on Sunday said she thought the state senate’s investigative committee also could have a role in the investigation into Zimmer’s claims.
“I think the allegations are extremely disturbing,” she said on MSNBC’s “Up With Steve Kornacki.”
State assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick (R) disagreed with Greenstein on the role the legislature should play in investigating these new claims. He said on MSNBC that these matters should be left up to law enforcement.
Bramnick added that he felt that Zimmer’s allegations are so “repugnant” that he has a hard time believing that Christie took part in illegal activities.