January 8, 2014

The Mayor of Fort Lee, NJ had some choice words for the executive who ordered the lanes closed on the George Washington Bridge which caused so many problems for his town.

via Collier Myerson at the 'All In' blog:

One email written by Wildstein takes direct aim at Mayor Sokolich, a Democrat who had endorsed Christie’s opponent: “It will be a tough November for this little Serbian.”

Actually, the mayor is Croatian.

“From the moment this happened we went through an absolute incessant effort to contact someone at the Port Authority…We called [Port Authority] 20, 30 times, 40 times,” Mayor Sokolich told Chris Hayes. ”We had families looking for emergency services, to respond to 911 calls. Calls that take 3 minutes were taking 11 and 12 minutes… and on top of that we had thousands of kids late for the first day of school,” he said.

When asked if Governor Christie has called him to apologize, Mayor Sokolich replied, “No.”

“Don’t do me any favors. Don’t reach out for me,” Sokolich said. “You need to reach out to the families who were waiting for ambulances taking three times longer to get there. You need to reach out the thousands of families that couldn’t get their kids to school.”

And as for the man who joked about Sokolich’s ethnicity, the mayor said, “David Wildstein deserves an a__-kicking. Sorry, there, I said it.”

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