Mon. Nov 29th, 2021

Republicans are demanding a response from New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy after campaign staffers on hidden camera revealed he was hiding plans for broad vaccine mandates after the upcoming election – citing independents’ concerns about “my rights, my s – t.”

The video, released Monday by Project Veritas, shows Wendy Martinez, who works Spanish for the campaign, telling an undercover reporter that Murphy would implement widespread mandates like California, but the plan cannot be revealed because “right now it’s about him winning.”

“He’s going to do it, but he could not do it before the election because[​independent ​and undecided ​voters are​]All the way to all s-t, my rights, my s-t, “Martinez said, adding,” and they don’t care if they kill everyone. “

“He wants to, but right now it’s about him winning,” she said. ,

Another campaigner, Matthew Urquijo, a digital manager, was asked by a Veritas undercover reporter about the governor’s plans for vaccine mandates.

Wendy Martinez was caught on a hidden camera and talked about how New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy plans to implement a COVID-19 vaccine mandate like California.
Wendy Martinez was caught on a hidden camera and talked about how New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy plans to implement a COVID-19 vaccine mandate like California.
Project Veritas
Two of Governor Phil Murphy's campaign staff were caught on camera by an undercover reporter who said the governor plans to launch a vaccine passport if he is re-elected to office.
Two of Governor Phil Murphy’s campaign staff were caught on camera by an undercover reporter who said the governor plans to launch a vaccine passport if he is re-elected.
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“I think so. I think the problem is right now because it’s election season, he does not want people to say, ‘We are getting a mandate now,'” Urquijo said.

In a statement, Tom Szymanski, director of the New Jersey State Republican Committee, said Murphy should be aware of his intentions.

“This extremely disturbing video seems to confirm what the Murphy campaign has suggested – and the NJGOP has warned – all summer: that another Murphy period will lead to the same type of vaccine pass as seen in Bill de Blasio’s New York, already strains suffering companies and discriminating against minority communities where immunization rates are lower, “Szymanski said.

According to sources, Gov. Phil Murphy would implement something like New York's vaccine passport if he was re-elected.
According to sources, Gov. Phil Murphy would implement something like New York’s vaccine passport if he was re-elected.
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“Phil Murphy must immediately state his intentions in this matter before the vote ends next week and reveal whether data from thousands of New Jersey ancestors already entered into the Docket app has been collected for the purpose of implementing a vaccine passport. , “the statement continued.

Murphy’s Republican challenger, Jack Ciattarelli, also said the governor should come clean. ,

The video released tonight appears to show high-level Phil Murphy campaign advisers revealing that the governor is secretly planning to implement a nationwide vaccine mandate if re-elected, but refuses to do so before the election because it would hurt him “If true, this is the ultimate hypocrisy and a shocking lack of transparency,” said a statement from Stami Williams, a spokeswoman for the Ciattarelli campaign.

California Governor Gavin Newsom's COVID-19 law came into force on October 1, 2021, requiring all children to be vaccinated to get to school.
California Governor Gavin Newsom’s COVID-19 law came into force on October 1, 2021, requiring all children to be vaccinated to get to school.
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“Our campaign has long suggested that the governor was too willing to put political science before actual science during this pandemic. If this bond is confirmed, Governor Murphy has a lot to explain. Any attempt by the governor or his allies to divert attention away from that responsibility or blaming others is unacceptable, “it read.

The Murphy campaign did not address the revelations in the clips, but instead attacked the credibility of Project Veritas and its founder, James O’Keefe.

“After right-wing propagandist James O’Keefe’s blatant harassment and physical intimidation of two female Murphy for governor, NJDSC campaigners yesterday, Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli shows his desperation by shamelessly throwing his support behind disinformation schemes and stunts in ‘political spy organization, Project Veritas, spokeswoman Rachel Bocchino told Shore Network on Tuesday.

Gov.  Phil Murphy's campaign manager, Matthew Urquijo, said Phil Murphy had no plans to unveil the idea due to the fact that it was election season.
Gov. Phil Murphy’s campaign manager, Matthew Urquijo, said Murphy had no plans to unveil the idea due to the fact that it was election season.
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New Jersey has already implemented certain vaccine mandates that require all state workers to have the shot or undergo regular testing, as well as employees at public and private schools in the state. ,

On October 1, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that students from K to 12 will be vaccinated when the Food and Drug Administration approves vaccines for that age group – the first state in the country to do so.

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