Michele Brown Resigns
August 26, 2009 by zfink
The news first popped up on the Star-Ledger’s website Tuesday evening. In a letter to Acting US Attorney Ralph Marra, Brown said she “does not want to be a distraction.”
Here was the statement from Republican Senator Diane Allen that came from the Christie campaign:
“Jon Corzine earned a reputation that he was willing to spend millions on negative attacks and play down and dirty in order to win. He has certainly lived up to that reputation with his most recent target – a career prosecutor who has made it her life’s work to end New Jersey’s culture of corruption. Apparently a nearly 20 year commitment serving the public doesn’t matter to Jon Corzine if you are a means to his political end. It’s shameful that a female prosecutor who has clearly proven her talent and ability to get the job done is no longer able to do the job she has done so well for nearly two decades.”
And here is the one that came ( also from the Christie campaign ) from Assemblywoman Charlotte Vandervalk:
As a woman who has fought for everything I’ve gotten in my career, I am outraged by Jon Corzine’s malicious and targeted attack on a career prosecutor who has worked diligently to combat corruption in our state. I would say Jon Corzine should be ashamed of going after a woman who has more than proven her talent through hard work and dedication, but that would be giving him too much credit. It’s a sad day in New Jersey when politics has reached this new kind of low and I am disheartened that an accomplished prosecutor who proved her mettle in the courtroom time and time again has been forced to resign.”
We hadn’t heard much from any of the Republican legislators throughout this entire loan story. These statements came across at roughly 6:30 pm Tuesday night.