In regard to our Republican mayor of Hamilton Township, I quote Chris Christie, who said, in 2009 (as Republican candidate for governor), in reference to charges of election fraud against a Democratic Essex County freeholder: “The principle I believe in is, once that cloud is over you, I think you owe it to the people who elected you to step aside and to let someone else who doesn’t have that cloud serve.”
Mayor Bencivengo’s supporters should stop vilifying the FBI, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the “cooperating witness.”
To label the calls for Mr. Bencivengo’s resignation as partisan is tantamount to ignoring the major New Jersey newspapers’ editors, columnists and well-regarded elected officials who have called for his resignation.
Mr. Bencivengo should heed Gov. Christie’s words and resign. He owes it to Chris Christie, his party leader, to his family and to the residents of Hamilton Township.
Sign the petition asking John Bencivengo to resign in order for Hamilton Township Council to appoint an interim Mayor.