De Blasio Joins in Criticism of Christie

Monday, 13 Jan 2014 11:09 AM

By Lisa Barron

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has joined the chorus of critics blasting New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for the so-called bridge-gate traffic scandal, calling the incident "immoral."

Democrat de Blasio said he was glad the Republican governor "came clean" and vowed "resolute action," but added that "it obviously raises bigger questions about how something like that ever happened to begin with," reports New York True.

Speaking at a news conference on schools last week, the newly installed mayor stated, "It's not tolerable for anyone in government to play with the people's needs that way . . . It's not professional, it's not mature, it's absolutely immoral."

"As someone concerned about all 8.4 million New Yorkers, a lot of New Yorkers got caught up in those traffic jams. And so our people were treated wrong by those bureaucrats, and we're not going to allow that to happen, obviously, so I hope that's the last we'll see of anything like that," de Blasio added.



The new mayor's comments appeared to end a d├ętente between the two politicians that began when they had dinner on Dec. 28 after de Blasio remarked that he wanted to "play nice" with Christie, reports the New York Post.

In November, the governor had said in a speech to the Wall Street Journal CEO Council that New Yorkers should move to New Jersey to get away from de Blasio and his more liberal policies, according to the Post.

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