During a December 19 interview with Fox News host Bret Baier, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy refused to take the concept of an Omicron-induced lockdown off the desk utterly. Two days later, Murphy and his spouse jetted off to Costa Rica for an eight-day Christmas trip. The similar day the Murphys left, New Jersey recorded 9,711 COVID circumstances, a single-day file for the state.
Murphy has been getting pummeled ever since by politicians who see this as a hypocritical journey. U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ) advised Fox News it is a regular working process from the governor.
“He has left the state of New Jersey on personal trips multiple times during the pandemic, yet continuously imposes mask mandates, vaccine mandates, and virtual school is now back on the table,” Van Drew mentioned Tuesday.
Look what we received within the mail from @govmurphy!
Even although COVID is exploding & New Jerseyans have to attend hours for a take a look at (if they’ll get one in any respect), he was good sufficient to seek out time to drop us this postcard!
Thanks Phil, don’t work too exhausting! But then once more, you by no means have pic.twitter.com/HFbRs1GdoL
— New Jersey GOP (@NJGOP) December 29, 2021
According to NJ.com, not less than three state college districts have already introduced they may return from the vacation break with digital school rooms. In Gloucester County, college students will go to high school for a half-day in order that they don’t need to eat lunch with one another. Students can be given a boxed lunch to take residence with them. That will final one week.
Meanwhile, for individuals who want to get examined for COVID earlier than returning to a classroom or a job, good luck discovering a COVID take a look at in Murphy’s state. NJ.com reported Wednesday that COVID assessments aren’t simply exhausting to come back by, they’re “nearly impossible to find at this point.”
Yet Phil’s off at some unique Costa Rican resort dwelling the great life as individuals stand within the chilly to see if they’ve a virus. Phil’s media crew has made an enormous effort to make it appear to be their boss is totally engaged with life again residence away from the breezes and seashores of Costa Rica.
Phil’s Facebook web page has been up to date with a Happy Kwanzaa message from his spouse, a message concerning the deaths of Harry Reid and John Madden, plus his day by day COVID updates that make it seem he’s at work for the individuals.
According to the New York Post, Phil’s trip doesn’t finish till Thursday when he’ll return to the Garden State with a tan and a transparent thoughts that most definitely has extra mandates operating by way of his mind.
“If Governor Murphy can travel out of the country when the State Department urges the American people to stay put, Americans should be afforded the same discretion regarding their personal health choices just like our leaders,” Rep. Van Drew added throughout his Fox News look. “It is fitting that President Biden escapes his responsibilities by traveling to a Delaware beach house after saying responses to COVID-19 should be left to the states, and then Governor Murphy runs off to a Costa Rican beach.”
Remember when Phil ripped Ted Cruz for jetting off for a trip whereas all hell broke unfastened in Texas? You assume Phil will apologize, like Cruz did, for jetting off (non-public flight?) to Costa Rica whereas Omicron hell broke unfastened in New Jersey?
Don’t guess on it.
Tweet despatched from the Ritz-Carlton, Cancun https://t.co/KiBkPmV0RM
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) June 23, 2021