The Democratic governor attended the Equality Ball on Friday put on by the nonprofit Garden State Equality with other New Jersey officials at the Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, a part of the Monmouth County that has the highest risk of COVID-19 transmission, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
That didn’t stop the party, though, as Murphy – who is up for reelection this year – and the other attendees were caught with their masks down.
Attendees to the dinner were maskless, as revealed by pictures posted online, and Murphy as well as Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., were seen not wearing masks.
Several state lawmakers spoke out on the governor’s maskless gallivanting.
State Senator Holly Schepisi told Fox News in an email statement that the maskless party “is this type of hypocrisy that is driving people in New Jersey insane.”
“At the very same time that this Governor issued another EO mandating two year olds wear masks for upwards of 7 hours a day because of purported ‘safety,’ the New Jersey political democratic elite gathered maskless by the thousands at multiple indoor events throughout the State, including in “high-risk” Asbury Park, Bergen and Hudson Counties,” Schepisi continued.
“The people of New Jersey are being told by this administration that they must comply, don’t ask questions or get labeled a knucklehead or worse while those demanding compliance flout the very policies they push,” she added. “It is wrong.”
Schepisi’s fellow state Senator Michael Testa said that the maskless merrymaking was “another example of Murphy’s hypocrisy as he continues to force pointless pandemic mandates on regular New Jerseyans that he and other elite Democrats cavalierly ignore when they think nobody is watching.”
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