As Jackson’s mayor Michael Reina publicly calls for leaders from the Orthodox Jewish community to join him in smoothing over their strained relationship, a former planning board member and good friend of his is going around besmirching the Jews of Jackson.
In a new audio clip obtained by TLS, Richard Egan, the disgraced former member of the Jackson Planning Board, is heard bashing Jews.
Egan can be heard saying how the United States became the greatest Country in the world because all different types of people come together and get it done. But the Jews? That’s a different story, according to Egan. He is heard saying that Jews refuse to work with non-Jews to create better, fairer societies to the benefit of all.
“Not them, no. We don’t have to assimilate. We’re chosen by God,” Egan claims Jews say. He continues: “But yet you want me to like you. Change the whole town for me because I don’t have to fit in.”
It isn’t shocking that an obvious anti-Semite made anti-Semitic comments; what else should we expect? What is shocking is that Mayor Reina continues to associate with this individual while at the same time making a public show of his supposed willingness to negotiate.
Mayor Reina, in my opinion, isn’t looking to negotiate anything. There was a deal ready to be signed that he walked away from. Jackson’s government, which he leads, is throwing away millions in taxpayer money to fight Orthodox Jews in court. His prostrations are nothing more than a mockery that he is making of us.
This guy should be thrown out of the GOP…Where is Hollman
hey, this guy is BAD
What is this white supremacist talking about??? This is AMERICA.
JEWS ARE NOT CONFINED TO GHETTOS WE CAN LIVE WHEREVER WE WANT!! A bedrock of America is religious freedom. Egan can get along with everyone besides for the evil Jews. Pure pure evil coming out of his racist mouth.
Where are the republicans on the township committee. Don’t they represent us. Or is there hesitation cuz it may upset the political clime and aspirations outside of Lakewood’s borders
Why is everyone picking on my friends. egan is a good guy,hes just misunderstood. he doesnt hate jews, he just doesn’t want any in jackson. holman is probbly hunting.
Silence from ALL of the Jackson councilman..isnt this ironic considering the fact that Andrew Kern famously meet with members of the Jewish community and told them that Richard Egan was a huge bigot and that the Jackson GOP should take action. Makes you wonder how fast Mr Kern has turned
Mr Kern didnt just call Mr Egan a bigot…and they thought Mr Bressi deposition was hurtful..wait until they hear what Mr Kern said about Mr Reina Hoffstein and Egan
WHO DOES HE THINK HE IS???????????? WE DIDN’T DO ANYTHING TO HIM SO OUT OF THE BLUE HE JUST STARTS THIS AND HATING ON US WHY IS HE PART OF THE REPUBLICAN CLUB????
GET HIM OUT!!!?!?!?!?!?
Here we have some people tearing down a grown man for having an opinion. Everyone has the right to speak their mind. Leave this man alone and get a life
But is he wrong? What he said is hurtful and possibly anti-semetic. But is he wrong, If yes please provide the evidence. Open your eyes, look around, thats his. Remember we have free speech, and he can say as he’d wish.
Why does Lakewood scoop think it is necessary to post every time somebody from Jackson governments burps. What good is it doing at this point.
Everyone relax rich Robert’s is on the case all will be well he’s the man
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