Following an extraordinary vote on a legislative bill in which not a single Democrat nor Republican voted “no,” Christie’s arrogance of power reared its ugly head when he conditionally vetoed the bill (S1306) yesterday. He even managed to chop off the bill’s title – “The Sandy Bill of Rights.” Apparently he owns the rights and the victims be damned.
Senate President Steve Sweeney said, “the governor’s action lacks common sense. His administration continues to mismanage the Sandy recovery process and this veto may be one of the biggest blunders yet.” Christie’s cuts included more than 150 changes.
The legislature should waste no time in over-riding the veto. Sandy victims deserve no less.