Craig Callaway “Lights it Up” on WPG Talk Radio – Hurley
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Craig Callaway appeared this morning, Friday, January 31, 2020 on WPG Talk Radio's "Hurley in the Morning" program and blasted everyone from Governor Phil Murphy, Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver, The state Department of Community Affairs and Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small.
Callaway was blistering in his numerous attacks that we'll outline here.
According to Callaway, for the first time-ever, the state of New Jersey has requested additional documentation before allowing two newly appointed Municipal Utilities Authority Board Members to take office.
Callaway openly stated that it his belief that this is because "they are Muslims and because they are change agents that the state of New Jersey and Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small do not want on the board," said Callaway.
The two women are Amena Chowdhury and Michele Kidd. City Council approved them by a unanimous vote, with one abstention by Councilman Aaron "Sporty" Randolph, who has a conflict of interest. He is a long-time employee of the Atlantic City MUA, so typically recuses himself from any votes pertaining to the MUA.
CALLAWAY PROMISES THAT A LAWSUIT VERSUS THE STATE, MURPHY, OLIVER, DCA, SMALL & OTHERS IS COMING
Callaway confirmed that Chowdhury and Kidd will be serving the state of New Jersey, Governor Murphy, Lt. Governor Oliver, the DCA, the City of Atlantic City and Mayor Marty Small with a Tort Claim Notice.
Before one can sue the state or a municipality, they have to first serve a tort claim notice, which announces their intentions to sue.
Callaway said that all of these entities and individuals are responsible for "racism and public humiliation of these two women," said Callaway. "I want heads to roll for this," Callaway added.
Callaway also confirmed on-air that the state approved other Atlantic City Board appointments without requiring a resume or any additional documentation.
I pressed Callaway whether or not (that in addition to the allegations of racism) if the real intention is to keep these two new potential Board Members, who may change the balance of power on the board; leading to certain appointees, etc. being replaced, etc. Callaway answered, "absolutely yes."
The initial request for additional documenation was initially a verbal request. Callaway recommended to Chowdhury and Kidd that they receive this request in writing. The City Clerk, Paula Geletei and City Administrator, Stephanie Bush-Baskette obliged.
A copy of this email is attached. It confirms the request for Chodhury and Kidd to provide their professional resumes.
It reads as follows:
Good morning, The state is requesting copies of resumes for the appointees to the MUA that were approved by City Council on January22nd. This is needed for their review to approve the action taken by Council.
Can you provide them to me?
Stephanie Bush-Baskette, Esq., PhD.
City of Atlantic City
The email is dated, Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:55 AM
The email was sent ot Geletei, with copies to Karen Terrell and Atlantic City Council President George Tibbitt.
CALLAWAY BREAKS OTHER MAJOR NEWS DURING OUR INTERVIEW; CONFIRMS THAT HE WILL WORK AGAINST BALLOT QUESTION
Unrelated to the MUA matter, Callaway also confirmed that he will be actively working against the upcoming Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Special Election, a ballot question which is seeking to change the current Mayor - Council form of government; to a smaller Council - Mayor format.
Should a majority of voters vote YES, the change will take effect. Callaway is working to convince the voters to vote NO.
CALLAWAY BLOCKBUSTER REGARDING THE FUTURE OF MAYOR MARTY SMALL
Callaway also confirmed that Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small will not receive the endorsement/support of the Atlantic City Democratic Committee. This will force Small to seek the Democratic Nomination off of the regular Democratic line.
Callaway also predicted that Small will be defeated in the June, 2020 Democratic Primary. If Small runs in the Primary and loses, he will not be on the November 3, 2020 General Election Ballot.
The state of New Jersey has a "Sore Losers" rule. If you run in a Primary Election and lose, you cannot legally appear on the General Election ballot.