The family of Kevin Sutherland and Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) each issued statements Friday regarding comments made Thursday from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie about reforming the criminal justice system.
"The fact that Gov. Chris Christie would invoke my son’s name in a politically motivated speech just three days after our family laid him to rest shows that he cares little about the grief my family is feeling," the statement read. "He obviously spent little time finding out who my son was and what he stood for. If he had, he would have discovered someone who was kind and compassionate – someone who could feel the pain of others.