Murphy campaign official said the plan was hidden for fear of losing the support of independents and undecided voters.
New Jersey Republicans are demanding that Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy talks about his stance on the COVID-19 vaccine mandate after he released footage from inside his campaign alleging that “he” would require residents in the state to be vaccinated, should they Must be re-elected for a second term.
“This very disturbing video seems to confirm what the Murphy campaign is alluding to – and NJGOP has been warning throughout the summer: that a second Murphy word is similar to the one seen in Bill de Blasio’s New York. of vaccine passports, burdening businesses that are already suffering and discriminating against minority communities that have low vaccination rates.” said Tom Szymanski, executive director of NJGOP.
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NS Video, issued on Monday by Project Veritas, an outspoken senior adviser to Murphy, shows Wendy Martinez telling an undercover journalist that Murphy will indeed implement the vaccine mandate if he gets another term. She was also filmed saying that this policy was kept secret for fear that Murphy might lose out to independent and undecided voters “because they are all in that—, ‘My rights, my s—‘. “
“He will, but right now it’s about him winning,” Martinez said in the clip.
Szymanski accused Murphy of “following political science, as opposed to real science”, adding that Murphy’s withholding “life-changing information” from voters until after the election is “as deceitful as it gets.” “
“Phil Murphy should immediately state his intentions on this matter before voting ends next week and disclose whether data from thousands of New Jerseyans already entered into the Docket app has been harvested for the purpose of implementing Vaccine Passports. “
Spokesperson for New Jersey Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciatarelli released Statement More about the footage, stressing that Murphy has “a lot to explain.”
In a press release issued Tuesday by email, Murphy’s campaign dismissed the footage, accusing Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe of “gross harassment and physical intimidation.” face Martinez about the footage. The campaign did not say whether or not it would mandate vaccines if it received another term, but claimed that Ciatarelli is “once again embracing the propaganda.”
Murphy for the governor’s spokesman, Jarrell Harvey, said, “Over and over again, Assemblyman Ciatarelli has made false and conspiratorial claims, and now he is hitting rock bottom by not strongly condemning the dangerous tactics of a far-right extremist.” “