Gov. (D) shredded Rep. (R-Fla.) for blithely featuring in an indoor event that could become a in Jersey City — and warned the health regulation-busting Republican to stay out of his state.
“Matt — You are not welcome in New Jersey, and frankly I don’t ever want you back in this state,” Murphy said in a tweet Friday.
Gaetz was the featured speaker at aThursday for the New York Young Republican Club which jumped the river to bring their superspreading behavior to another state. for Tea Party supporting former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, who bailed on the event because of her fears about the pandemic, The New York Times reported.
The event, with dozens of participants packed together in photos, clearly ignored New Jersey’s social distancing and mask regulations designed to help stem the spread of deadly COVID-19of cases in the nation.
Gaetz was alsorules since he likely flew in from Washington, D.C., or his home state of Florida, the Times noted.
New Jersey law enforcement officials are investigating.
“It is beyond the pale that anyone would willingly endanger people in another state,” Murphy complained on Twitter Friday.
Murphy added that it is “also beyond the pale that ‘Matt Putz’ — I mean Rep. Matt Gaetz — would participate in this. What a fool.”
The governor posted a photo of Gaetz in a gas mask on the floor of the House earlier this year. Gaetzto protect people from COVID-19.
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The GOP club initially posted on Facebook that the event was being held in Manhattan. When New York City officials challenged those plans, the Young COVID Republicans referred to critics who are Jewish as “” while also accusing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of being antisemitic.
By David Aaron
December 06, 2020