New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a measure that would have prohibited the agency that oversees Newark’s airport from assisting in enforcing President Donald Trump’s travel ban.
The Republican called the measure passed by the Democrat-led Legislature a “political stunt” and disregards their “duty to govern responsibly.”
Lawmakers wanted to prevent Port Authority employees from helping enforce the rules and block access to Port Authority facilities. The U.S. Supreme Court last month ruled the administration could enforce its travel ban on citizens from six countries with ties to terrorism.
Christie says compelling the Port Authority to violate a law “is the epitome of irresponsible governing.”