Elon Musk has a message for the people of New Jersey: Chris Christie's government is not looking out for you.
The Tesla Motors CEO took to the Internet on Friday to protest New Jersey Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission order to shut down the electric car manufacturer's direct sales in the state, saying the decision was little more that a "backroom deal" that circumvented the legislative process to protect the auto dealerships.
The largely Christie-appointed Motor Vehicle Commission has about as much interest in consumer protection as does the mafia, Musk wrote.
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If you believe otherwise, "Gov. Christie has a bridge closure he wants to sell you!" Musk wrote, referring to the "Bridgegate" scandal involving the governor earlier this year.
The commission referred inquiries to the governor's office, which pointed to a statement earlier this week on Tesla's need to work with the state legislature.