Governor Murphy Under Fire for Leaving New Jersey as Covid Cases Soar

Governor Phil Murphy is finding himself on the receiving end of a lot of criticism for taking an eight-day vacation in Costa Rica as Covid-19 case rates in New Jersey soar, and despite the State Department telling people to “reconsider” traveling to Costa Rica due to Covid-19.

Murphy and his wife Tammy left New Jersey and embarked to Costa Rica on December 22nd and are due back in the state on Thursday, with Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver temporarily stepping in to replace him.

“Governor Murphy defying orders, even his own, is nothing new,” Congressman Jeff Van Drew said. “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.”

“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. 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,” he added.

The governor has come under fire on a number of occasions over the course of the pandemic for his actions, including flying off for a ten day vacation in Italy in August as Delta cases surged in New Jersey, keeping armed guards for himself in the beginning of the pandemic while simultaneously closing gun shops, and attending a George Floyd protest while continuing to impose a stay-at-home order on residents.

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13 COMMENTS

  1. Could it just be, that the Governor left NJ at the same time that they “sprayed” over NJ? It seems like he didn’t want to get sick with the flu that somehow everyone in Lakewood\NJ got at the same time – this past week… same time as his departure. Hhmm…

  2. Just another liberal governor doing exactly the opposite he forces his people to do!!! I CAN’T STRESS THIS ENOUGH! PEOPLE NEED TO WAKE UP AND REALIZE HOW ALL THESE LIBERAL JUNKIES ARE ALL THE SAME,THEY MAKE RULES ONLY TO BREAK THEM RIGHT AFTER AND SEND OUT A STUPID VIDEO SAYING HOW SORRY THEY ARE BLAH BLAH! GUYS WAKE UP AND STOP VOTING FOR THE CLOWNS!!! SICKENING!

  3. Covid is fake, what do you need him to do read your test for you? like really people grow up hospitals are empty there is no emergency, did we become so weak as a society that we need Government officials down our backs everytime we get the flu? because last time he was around he did such a great job (end sarc)

  4. Yes, Curious, you’re entirely correct! He left in order to avoid the flu-causing chemical spray! But wait – isn’t it only sprayed in Lakewood? Why would Gov Murphy be in Lakewood? Unless he has a secret bunker beneath BMG from where he tries to shter the bochurim from learning! And he went to Costa Rica bc a lot of unzereh are there on tours so he could spray chemicals on them too!

  5. Seriously??!
    The governor can’t go away because people have a COLD!!?
    Gimme a break.. find something else to get riled up over.
    News flash: omicron variant is a bad cold!! The flu is potentially more dangerous.

  6. Are the Murphy’s on probation? Why aren’t the Murphy’s allowed to travel. The Murphy’s are very wealthy, believe me they don’t wait on lines and travel economy class like most of us do.
    Costa Rica has allot of Ruchniyos: unlike Disney World of which everything is man made, Costa Rica’s beauty is made by HaShem & Phil & Tammy probably went to daven in Costa Rica’s 250 year old Synagogues or in the Large, Modern, Gorgeous Chabad in San Jose.

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