NJ Assemblyman Asks Police to Issue Citation to Governor for Violating Social Distancing
New Jersey Assemblyman Jay Webber accused Governor Phil Murphy of violating his own social distancing executive order for combating coronavirus, limiting outdoor groups to 25. Webber is asking police to hold Murphy accountable after Murphy attended two Black Lives Matter marches on Sunday.
The letter Webber sent on Monday to the State’s Police Superintendent Col. Patrick Callahan reads, “Photographic and written evidence on social media indicated that one Philip Dunton Murphy of Middletown openly and brazenly defied Executive Order 148by purposely, repeatedly, and wantonly associating with others in groups of greater than 25 individuals, and aiding and abetting such behavior. Consistent with the treatment of other individuals who have committed similar acts, that behavior appears to merit a criminal citation for violations pursuant to N.J.S.A. App.A 9-49(h) and 9-50.”
Letter to Col. Callahan: Will Governor be held accountable & cited for his violations of his own Executive Order? pic.twitter.com/ytaQ8kcjQi
— Jay Webber (@JayWebberNJ) June 8, 2020
Today, in Hillside, we marched for justice.
For George Floyd and for the many before him – who lost their lives for being Black.
We march because we will not accept systemic racism and bias as just part of our national condition. Black Lives Matter. pic.twitter.com/JGe00Xa1qS
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) June 7, 2020
Without a hint of irony, Murphy tweeted the following the day after the protest, encouraging people to practice social distancing.
DO YOUR PART TO KEEP NEW JERSEY MOVING FORWARD:
📏Practice social distancing
🧼Wash your hands
😷Wear face coverings when out in public
🧪Get tested pic.twitter.com/1De0JDHILz
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) June 8, 2020
Murphy was asked Monday about apparent selective enforcement of social distancing orders, to which he replied that protesting racism is more important than stopping the virus. Murphy said, “This is up to local law enforcement in any case. I believe it’s true. And if it’s not true, I stand corrected. In any other non anti-racism protest that I’m aware of that was related to COVID-19 that’s occurred. There have been few citations, but they’re directed only at the organizers. I walked away from Hillside, I walked away from Westfield. I’m gonna say a couple thousand in Hillside and probably more than that in Westfield.”
“This is a moment in time perhaps unlike any in our nation’s history. There is an overwhelming amount of anger and passion. And, by the way, it’s all incredibly peaceful, overwhelmingly so, particularly in New Jersey and we should be very proud of that. I can’t imagine what it would look like if we said to people ‘you have to stay in, you have to ignore systemic racism, I’m sorry, just ignore it, just stay inside, you can’t go out and voice your anger, your rightful anger. I can’t imagine what that looks like as it relates to public safety.
“I think this is literally unique in our nation’s history. I do think this is an inflection point. I do believe this does feel differently this time. Please, God, it does.”
Apparently the virus only kills people who aren’t actively out protesting on behalf of Leftist causes. How dumb do these politicians think we regular people are?