Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman to Steve Sweeney: Avoid the “collateral damage” & “self-sabotage” of feud between Dem Governor & Dem Legislature.

Above: We hear Sweeney’s getting his budget advice from Chris Christie. 

Clarification: The letter was sent to Sweeney, Speaker Coughlin and the Governor, and copies went to every Democratic legislator and county chair. But it’s addressed to Sweeney. – REE

Yesterday, Rep. Bonnie Watson sent an extraordinary 2-page letter to NJ State Senate President Steve Sweeney, who’s been locked in a battle of wills with Gov. Phil Murphy over spending priorities and taxes for weeks, as state shutdown looms. Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin’s involved in all this too, with Sweeney. But Watson Coleman chose to direct her advice to Sweeney alone; he’s been running the show for far longer and exercising a great deal of control.

Watson Coleman’s been around a long time, too. She’s in a pretty good position to give advice to Mr. Sweeney. Elected to the Legislature 20 years ago. Former NJ Assembly Majority Leader. Former State Party chair. She’s a congresswoman now, big step up. But she’s still a citizen of New Jersey, and it appears she doesn’t like what she’s seeing. She’s got a story to tell, and a warning of what could happen. It matters that these folks are Democrats, all of them. This ought to be easier. And more productive for he people of New Jersey.  2 pages follow, she’s pretty much reading him the riot act:


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments (5)

  1. Simple Factcheck

    She sent the letter to a lot of Democrats, not just Sweeney. https://twitter.com/MattFriedmanNJ/status/1009203134013628416

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  2. Helen Duda

    Go Bonnie!~ It’s time this garbage being pulled by Sweeney be called out!

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  3. Sj residents

    Good for you Congresswoman Coleman. We are sick of Norcross and Sweeney bullying the innocent people of NJ. We have had no one fighting for us. Kudos to Governor Murphy and Coleman for taking a stand against this abusive, racist, narcissistic uneducated GED Senator who has violated the color of law and used social media to harm people. It’s tine the Giver it and his allies get Rid if Norcross and Sweeney. We are losing by having then in power in South jersey. They are toxic and Dangerous. so many lives left in ruins behind their abuse of power. They abused the legal system and social media. They can’t be trusted and have blatantly divided democrats and destroy innocent people’s reputations. They rig elections and have NO watchdog. Please get rid of Norcross and Sweeney. We the people of South Jersey want Norcross and Sweeney Indicted and gone from NJ government and business I’ll

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  4. SJ Residents

    Good for you Congresswoman Coleman. We are sick of Norcross and Sweeney bullying the innocent people of NJ. We have had no one fighting for us. Kudos to Governor Murphy and Coleman for taking a stand against this abusive, racist, narcissistic uneducated GED Senator who has violated the color of law and used social media to harm people. It’s time the Governor and his allies get Rid of Norcross and Sweeney. We are losing by having them in power in South jersey. They are toxic and Dangerous. So many lives left in ruins behind their abuse of power. They abused the legal system and social media. They can’t be trusted and have blatantly divided democrats and destroy innocent people’s reputations. They rig elections and have NO watchdog. Please get rid of Norcross and Sweeney. We the people of South Jersey want Norcross and Sweeney Indicted and gone from NJ government, state job interference and businesses. They must be indicted

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  5. Laura Rovling

    Bonnie Watson Coleman says it like it is. Sweeney was (is?) in cahoots with Christie. Some evidence is that Sweeney could have used his power but never did in having even one legislative override of Christie’s 55 vetoes of legislation in 8 years of Christie’s term, even those critical bills passed unanimously by the legislature. He was in the game with Christie and is likely opposing new Gov. Murphy due to his rage that he was not the Dem. candidate for Gov. as he expected to be in the 2017 election and other grievances. His actions will weaken Democrats at a
    time when the U.S. House seats are at stake in the November election.
    The lust for power knows no bounds.

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