Felix Roque campaigned for Mayor with the slogan, “lead by example.” He was supported and sworn in by Chris Christie as a person who would “clean up government.” But after a website called recallroque.com was set up, it became a family affair to take the site down:
According to the criminal complaint, Roque called up another recall organizer and intimated that he had the connections to take down the recall website by “highly placed government officials and that everyone would pay for getting involved against Mayor Roque.”
He wasn’t shy about boasting of those contacts, according to the complaint.
“A friend of mine. he works in the – I can’t tell you – three letters – CIA. You know. That’s how I get information. So what I’m doing is not very kosher,” the mayor was quoted as saying.