Dem Mayor: NJ Legislature Bridge Probes All About Getting On TV

Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage on Thursday criticized members of the New Jersey legislature for forming separate committees in the assembly and the senate to investigate Gov. Chris Christie the George Washington Bridge scandal, accusing them of preening for the camera.

“That doesn’t make any sense,” the Democrat said on MSNBC, as recorded by Politicker NJ. “It’s a waste of taxpayer money, and it’s all about who can get on television first.”

The state senate announced it would form a select committee to investigate the lane closures after the assembly announced it would do so.

Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D) started investigating the bridge scandal last year on the chamber’s transportation committee, and Bollwage said on MSNBC that Wisniewski should continue to lead the legislature’s probe.

Image via Chris Bollwage on Facebook