Statement Of Senate President Sweeney On Inauguration Of Governor Chris Christie

TRENTON – Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney released the following statement after attending the inauguration of Christopher J. Christie as New Jersey’s 55th Governor:

“I offer my heartfelt congratulations to Gov. Christie as he takes the reins of state government.

“Today is Gov. Christie’s day to enjoy. Come tomorrow, however, the real task begins and my colleagues and I are anxious to get to work with the new Governor and his team.

“Gov. Christie has outlined an ambitious agenda that will require us to work together on many different issues and at many different levels simultaneously.

“While I am sure there will be areas in which we will differ philosophically, we must approach every issue pragmatically. The people of New Jersey are tired of political back-biting and scapegoating.

“Divided government does not have to mean partisan gridlock. Together we must make the tough decisions that will move New Jersey forward and once again allow all residents to proudly call this great state home.”