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Asm. Bramnick Says Mowers Was a Class Act in His Testimony

5-20-14

As the hearings on the George Washington Bridge investigation continued Tuesday with Matt Mowers’ testimony, Assemblyman Jon Bramnick told NJTV News Managing Editor Mike Schneider that Mowers was a class act during his testimony.

“Matt Mowers, this is a class kid,” said Bramnick. “What I noticed is Chris Christie hired some really talented people. Whether it be Mike Drewniak, Christina Renna or Matt Mowers, those are the people you want in government.”

Bramnick said that Mowers was articulate and that he withstood six hours of questioning.

With the committee still investigating the lane closures and holding hearings, Bramnick said that he learned that the committee examines every email and every interaction.

Bramnick does not agree with the committee, and says that its members are going to continue to search for a wounded area for the governor.

“It’s not that I dislike the committee. Individually I have good personal relationships with these people. I just think that we should be concentrating on major issues in the state,” Bramnick said.

He also said that the committee began by finding out some of the problems at the bridge within emails, but that at some time the investigation went overboard.

Gov. Christie held a press conference Tuesday on the state’s budget and announced some changes, including decreasing the pension payment. Bramnick said that there are no choices left for the budget.

Bramnick also said that Christie made payments to the pension system, whereas past administrations did not.