New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says he doesn't object to New Jersey Transit firing a worker who publicly burned pages from the Quran on the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Christie said today he knew transit worker Derek Fenton was going to be fired, but said it wasn't done on his orders.
A lawsuit filed on Fenton's behalf by the American Civil Liberties Union claims the firing violated his constitutional right to free expression. NJ Transit says Fenton violated the agency's code of ethics.
Lawyers for New Jersey Transit disclosed during a court hearing last week that Christie and several of his top aides were on a list of people with information concerning the decision to discharge Fenton.
To hear Christie’s entire public comments on the issue (all 19 seconds of them) click here