TRENTON –  Stuart Meissner, a prominent whistleblower attorney, who is considering a campaign for U.S. Senate, released the following statement in response to the ongoing water crisis in Newark: 

“The fact that residents of Newark cannot get safe drinking water from their sinks is a deplorable situation that no American should have to contemplate in the year 2019. This crisis — fueled by the waste, fraud, and abuse of greedy politicians — has demonstrated a complete abdication of leadership by Governor Phil Murphy and Senator Cory Booker, under whose tenure as Mayor this problem festered. While Cory Booker shakes hands in Iowa & New Hampshire, the constituents he has been elected to represent are scrambling to get bottled water for their families. I call on Governor Murphy to immediately issue a state of emergency to direct adequate resources to the City of Newark, and for Cory Booker to return to New Jersey to address this deeply troubling situation.”