Yesterday New Jersey Working Families and allies took our campaign for David Samson’s resignation to the Port Authority’s own doorstep. We picketed outside their monthly meeting in Jersey City to call on the Chairman to step down over multiple instances where he used his public powers to advance the interests of his law firm’s clients.
In the weeks since we filed ethics charges against Samson, the case against his Chairmanship has only grown stronger. The New York Times and the Star-Ledger editorial board have called for Samson’s resignation, and Port Authority Executive Director Patrick Foye has said Samson lacks the “moral authority” to lead the bi-state body. But Governor Christie won’t budget: he’s doggedly insisted that he stands “strongly, firmly” behind Samson.
Commuters and residents deserve a Port Authority untainted by scandal and free from even the appearance of self-dealing. And we won’t stop until Samson does the right thing by stepping down from his post.
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