NJGOP Chairman: NJ Democrat Leaders Comfort With Corruption Is Frightening
For Immediate Release
Trenton, NJ - Yesterday, Governor Phil Murphy defended the hiring of a former official who was convicted and jailed for taking a bribe. He said, the Department of Education's Office employee was "doing a heck of a job". Tomorrow, disgraced U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, who was admonished by a bipartisan Senate Ethics Committee for his corrupt behavior, will keynote a New Jersey Democratic State Party event being attended by Murphy and Menendez’s running mates Mikie Sherrill, Tom Malinowski, Andy Kim and other Democrat leaders around the state.
NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt offered the following comment:
"At a time when Democrats nationally are pining to own the government ethics narrative, New Jersey's Democratic leadership is showing an alarming affinity for abandoning it. Phil Murphy has made it clear that he is fine filling his administration with people who were jailed for taking bribes. Moreover, Democrats from around the State are embracing corrupt Senator Bob Menendez despite his being found guilty by his own colleagues of violating federal law.
"New Jersey has a chance to vote out Menendez in November, but I think we need to support Assemblywoman Schepisi's proposal to ban from working in public office, people who breached the public’s trust and were convicted of corruption."