COUNCILMEMBER JAMES SOLOMON STATEMENT ON JERSEY CITY RESIDENTS’ CALLS FOR COUNCILMEMBER AMY DEGISE TO RESIGN

COUNCILMEMBER JAMES SOLOMON STATEMENT ON JERSEY CITY RESIDENTS’ CALLS FOR COUNCILMEMBER AMY DEGISE TO RESIGN

 

JERSEY CITY, NJ—At last night’s City Council meeting, hundreds of Jersey City residents showed up to demand Councilwoman Amy Degise’s resignation after her involvement in a hit-and-run, as well as subsequent stories about her abuses of office. In response, Councilmember James Solomon released the following statement:

 

“I am heartened by the many Jersey City residents who expressed their anger last night at Councilmember DeGise’s refusal to take accountability for her actions after hitting a cyclist and fleeing the scene. I am disappointed that once again, my colleague has chosen herself over her constituents by failing to acknowledge her role in a crime we all witnessed and refusing to resign. Amy DeGise represents the entire city as Councilmember-At-Large, and we as her constituents deserve better.

 

“Anyone who commits a hit and run has the right to due process and is subject to criminal liability. At the same time, as elected officials, we are held to a higher standard. She should exercise that right to due process and face that criminal liability as a private citizen—and last night, her constituents made that clear. Today, I am reiterating my call for her resignation, and I am urging my fellow councilmembers and all elected leaders in Jersey City to do what’s right and do the same.”

 

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