Press Release, New Jersey Republican Party
Over the weekend, Governor Murphy broke his own Executive Order and attended Black Lives Matter protests in Westfield and Hillside.
NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt offered this comment on the Governor’s hypocrisy:
“New Jersey needs a leader who shows up more frequently than when his political interests line up with people’s needs. The DOH whistleblowers from Governor Murphy’s own administration described him best when they called him a political opportunist. He has canceled church services, in person voting and shuttered countless small businesses in the name of social distancing, but when he saw the opportunity for a photo op this weekend he stood shoulder to shoulder, literally, with thousands of protestors.”
“None can dispute the call for justice for George Floyd. None can dispute the push to answer that call. Yet, Governor Murphy blurs lines between protests worthy of participation and those deserving prosecution, by picking constitutional winners and losers in the same way he picked economic ones. He has created different classes of protestors, business owners, and even Covid patients, by sending some 6,000 New Jerseyans to die in our nursing homes. We deserve better and that is something we will all come together on in November and in November 2021.”