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Monday, May 15, 2017

Nancy Solomon, WNYC News: The most powerful congressman in New Jersey, Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, wrote a fundraising letter in March to the board member of a local bank, warning him that a member of an activist group opposing the Republican worked at his bank. The employee was questioned and criticized for her involvement in NJ 11th for Change, a group that formed after the election of Donald Trump and has been pressuring Frelinghuysen to meet with constituents in his district and oppose the Trump agenda. "Needless to say, that did cause some issues at work that were difficult to overcome," said Saily Avelenda of West Caldwell, New Jersey, who was a senior vice president and assistant general counsel at the bank before she resigned.

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"I had to write a statement to my CEO, and at my level as an assistant general counsel and a senior vice president, at this employer it was not something that I expected," Avelenda said. "I thought my Congressman put them in a situation, and put me in a really bad situation as the constituent, and used his name, used his position and used his stationery to try to punish me."

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#1 | Posted by bored at 2017-05-15 11:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"I had to write a statement to my CEO, and at my level as an assistant general counsel and a senior vice president, at this employer it was not something that I expected," Avelenda said. "I thought my Congressman put them in a situation, and put me in a really bad situation as the constituent, and used his name, used his position and used his stationery to try to punish me."

Translation: As a lawyer, I immediately recognized the greater value of the lawsuit. Why complain when I can collect?

#2 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-05-15 11:29 PM | Reply

North Jersey politics ain't for the faint of heart.

#3 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-05-15 11:47 PM | Reply

Why complain when I can collect?

Since all the worship is $$$$, taking them from them is the best revenge.

#4 | Posted by 726 at 2017-05-16 10:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Why are GOPpers such thin skinned douche nozzels?

#5 | Posted by 726 at 2017-05-17 08:30 AM | Reply

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