New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno held a brief news conference on Monday where she responded to Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer’s allegations that Hurricane Sandy relief aid was withheld from that city unless she approved of a development project favored by the New Jersey governor’s office. Zimmer called the charge serious and said that the allegations were both “false and illogical.”
“I deny any suggestion made by Mayor Zimmer that there was ever any condition on the release of Sandy funds by me,” Guadagno told reporters.
“Mayor Zimmer’s version of our conversation is not only false but is illogical and does not withstand scrutiny when all of the facts are examined,” she continued. “Any suggestion that any Sandy funds are tied to development is false.”
“I thought I had a good relationship with the mayor of Hoboken,” Guadagno continued, recalling how they had spent a significant amount of time together during the Sandy relief process. “The suggestion that anyone would hold back Sandy relief funds for any reason is completely false.”
Watch the press conference below via MSNBC:
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