Stuart Meissner, the former New York Deputy Attorney General seeking the GOP U.S. Senate nomination, says the Newark water crisis has shown an “abdication of leadership” by the incumbent he wants to challenge, Cory Booker.
Meissner said many of the problems with the safety of the city’s drinking water supply “festered” during the seven years Booker served as mayor of Newark.
“The fact that residents of Newark cannot get safe drinking water from their sinks is a deplorable situation that no American should have to contemplate in the year 2019,” said Meissner.
Meissner alleges that the crisis was “fueled by waste, fraud, and abuse of greedy politicians.”
“Cory Booker, under whose tenure as Mayor this problem festered. While Cory Booker shakes hands in Iowa & New Hampshire, the constituents he has been elected to represent are scrambling to get bottled water for their families,” Meissner said.
He called upon Booker “to return to New Jersey to address this deeply troubling situation.”
Meissner also wants Gov. Phil Murphy to declare a state of emergency for Newark immediately.