STATE — Victims of the Fort Lee lane closures hold press conference Tuesday at noon at the foot of the George Washington Bridge to share their stories and call on Gov. Chris Christie to resign if he was directly involved in the scandals,
This press conference will be sponsored by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) and NJ Working Families Alliance. The event will also feature a joint petition by the two groups signed by 10,000 New Jersey residents calling on Christie to resign if directly involved, which is located at ChristieResign.com.
“What gets lost in all the stories about subpoenas and legal strategies is that real, everyday people were at the other end of these decisions,” said Alex Howard, who was stuck in the manufactured traffic jam twice. “If Chris Christie knew what was being done to us, he should resign.”
“Traffic accidents happen, but that week in September was no traffic accident. New Jersians were attacked by people high up in Chris Christie’s administration,” said Howard. “The role of government is to help people, but Chris Christie’s administration abused their power and made our lives worse.”
“Local residents who were stuck in traffic will return to the scene of the crime to tell their personal stories and hold Christie’s administration accountable for their abuse of power,” said Keith Rouda, PCCC organizer.
A growing paper trail continues to implicate Christie with the September 2013 lane closures on the George Washington Bridge and a lawyer for the man who actually ordered the traffic jams claims “evidence exists” showing that the Republican Governor knew about the plot.
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