TRENTON - David Meiswinkle, one of the independent candidates for governor, called for a new 9/11 Commission on Friday, saying the original commission was flawed.

"It's no secret that the Bush administration opposed the first 9/11 Commission, then they under-funded it, and then they placed an unreasonable 3-month deadline to complete its task," Meiswinkle said in a statement. "Even its co-chairs, Tom Kean and Lee Hamilton, said the original commission was 'set up to fail.'"

Meiswinkle also criticized Republican candidate Chris Christie for not investigating the attack while a U.S. attorney.