Mayor Zimmer refuses to back down on Gov. Christie holding Hoboken Sandy aid hostage claim
Stands by quid pro quo claim on Sandy aid being connected to massive Rockefeller development.
Mayor says if Lt. Gov. put under oath, “she’ll tell the truth.”
In a national story escalating the war of words in the battle over Hurricane Sandy aid, Mayor Dawn Zimmer didn’t back down to challenges on her TV interview Saturday saying the city of Hoboken had been held hostage on hurricane relief for a proposed development by a private developer, the Rockefeller group.
Appearing on CNN with Candy Crowley, the mayor fighting vocal exhaustion stood her ground saying to the question of why now, “I didn’t think anyone would believe me.”
The mayor would add Hoboken has been shortchanged on the first round of aid and if she said anything it had to be now before the next round is issued.
The mayor stood by her remarks stating Hoboken had been held hostage on Hurricane Sandy aid in a direct message from Governor Christie via his Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno adding if the Lt. Governor would answer under oath, “she’ll tell the truth.”
The mayor added there’s been deflections from the Governor’s spokespeople but the Lt. Governor herself in a conversation with media (the Bergen Record) declined to answer any questions on the matter referring to others making written releases on behalf of herself and the governor.
Below is the interview with CNN this morning: