Gov. Chris Christie and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno are relaxing in relatively warm, decidedly non-snowy climes, and at least one Democratic lawmaker is less than thrilled.
With New Jersey’s No. 1 and 2 executives out of town, Senate President Stephen Sweeney is the state’s acting governor, causing fellow Sen. Raymond Lesniak to question the purpose of the No. 2 office.
As reported by Nj.com, Lesniak feels that Sweeney, who declared a state of emergency once the weekend’s blizzard hit, is doing a fine job, but “We clearly made a mistake if we created the office lieutenant governor and wasted money if the lieutenant governor is not going to be here when the governor is out of state.”
Christie in on vacation with his family at Disney World in Florida, while Guadagno is with her family in Mexico. Michael Drewniak, a Christie spokesman, shrugged off Lesniak’s complaint, saying: “”It’s a big snow, definitely, but the world is not coming to an end.”