TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a invoice that may have blocked the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey from implementing President Donald Trump’s journey ban at Newark Liberty Worldwide Airport.
As WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reported, Christie referred to as the invoice a political stunt that represents an abject disregard of the Democrat-led Legislature’s obligation to control responsibly. He stated the invoice amounted to a “political stunt.”
The U.S. Supreme Courtroom final month dominated the administration might principally implement its journey ban on residents from six majority-Muslim nations.
Christie, a Trump supporter, says compelling the Port Authority to violate state or federal regulation “is the epitome of irresponsible governing.” He stated lawmakers ought to as an alternative move bigger reform measures for the company.
Assemblywoman Valerie Vanieri Huttle (D-Teaneck) was one of many meeting sponsors.
“Nicely, it’s definitely disappointing, however not all collectively shocking,” Vanieri stated, “contemplating this governor constantly defends Trump’s divisive and constitutionally questionable insurance policies.”
Vanieri opposed the journey ban and stated the Legislature was obligated to take a step to stop its enforcement. She guarantees to attempt once more when Christie is out of workplace.
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