Did Arnone heckle Impeachment Managers?

Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone was in the U.S. Capitol today getting a tour from Congressman Chris Smith when the House Impeachment Managers came marching by on their way to the Senate.

Video footage by ABC News shows Arnone apparently laughing and pointing at Chairmen Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler.
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Posted: January 16th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Congressman Chris Smith’s remarks during the impeachment debate

The U.S. House of Representatives approved articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump on Wednesday evening.

Congressman Chris Smith, R-NJ, delivered the following statement in opposition on the House floor during the impeachment debate:

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Posted: December 18th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Donald Trump, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Congressman Chris Smith’s remarks during the impeachment debate

Impeaching Christie over Bridgegate is unlikely, top Democrats say

assetcontentATLANTIC CITY — The four leaders of the New Jersey Legislature said Wednesday there’s no appetite to impeach Gov. Chris Christie over the Bridgegate scandal and that more hearings on the controversy are unlikely. Speaking at a panel about lawmakers’ goals for the next year at the New Jersey League of Municipalities conference, state Senate President… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 17th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Chris Christie, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Talk of Christie’s impeachment is ridiculous

The media buzz about the possibility of Governor Chris Christie being impeached is nothing more than click bait.  It’s not going to happen. The people writing that it could or should happen either know it won’t happen, don’t know what they are talking about or are trying to ensure that Christie has no political future.

The buzz got started when both the prosecution and the defense attorneys in the Bridgegate trial claimed that Christie knew that the George Washington Bridge lane closures in September of 2013 were political retribution against Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich while the lanes were closed and not a part of a traffic study.  Christie has already been convicted of that in the court of public opinion.

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Posted: September 25th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , | 6 Comments »

Petition For Impeachment Filed Against Judge Paul Escandon


Five women whose divorce cases were heard by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Paul X. Escandon are petitioning the New Jersey General Assembly to impeach the Judge they say violated their rights of due process and equal protection.

WABC-NY first reported the story of the impeachment petition.

Under the New Jersey Constitution, the General Assembly has the sole power to impeach judges by majority vote of the members.  Should a judge be impeached by the Assembly, a trial is held in the Senate.  A conviction and removal from office requires the vote of two-thirds of the Senate members.

Patricia Madison aka Patricia Pisciotti, Rachel Alintoff, Tameka Hunt, Paula Diaz Antonopoulos Wolfe, and Kristen Williams are represented by Robert A. Tandy, Esq., a Woodcliff Lake civil rights and employment attorney.

The women argue that they have no recourse against Escandon, other than impeachment and removal from office, for violating their civil rights due to the broad immunities granted Judges.  They make the following allegations in their petition:

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Posted: September 4th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Civil Rights, Equal Protection Clause, Judicial Reform, Justice, Legislature, Monmouth County Court | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 25 Comments »