NEWARK - Regarding Senate Democrats' vote Thursday to suspend the rules regarding the nomination of Fredric Knapp as the Morris County prosecutor, Gov. Chris Christie dismissed it as "an action without consequence."
He said Knapp will continue to remain prosecutor, and called on the Senate Democrats to stop making a "mockery" of - and playing politics with - the nomination process.
He described the Democrats' legislative maneuvering as "a new low."
On Thursday, Senate Democrats pulled Knapp’s name from the committee stage where it has been for some time, and gave it an immediate vote on the Senate floor. Democrats defeated the nomination.
Republicans decried the tactics as a temper tantrum by the majority party, but Democrats said the governor started this by bypassing the Constitution.
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"Christie’s method for coping with scandal has been more complicated. In January, the seemingly-local issue of lane closings on the George Washington Bridge, which created a massive traffic jam in the Hudson River town of Fort Lee, became one of national interest when it was revealed that one of Christie’s closest staffers had ordered them—for what looked like political retribution against a Democratic mayor. The scandal was quickly dubbed 'Bridgegate,' and unfortunately for Christie, it played into his reputation as a bully. Christie's response was to act unlike himself: humble." - Olivia Nuzzi- The Daily Beast
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