“This week has proven why Christie’s Trenton continues to fail the people of New Jersey. He puts his own political ambition ahead of the challenges facing our state. What we need is a governor who acts as a responsible adult, not a petulant teenager. We need leadership that proactively and transparently attacks problems before they become crises. That’s the type of leadership I promise to New Jersey.
“We didn’t need a standoff on an issue vital to our economic future. If we fail to maximize New Jersey’s greatest economic asset — our strategic location as a global transportation corridor and shipping hub — our state’s economic engine will stall. We could have solved this problem a year ago if we had a governor more interested in guiding this state than in visiting Iowa or stumping for Donald Trump.”