Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey was recently photographed going totally maskless during a fundraising event for an LGBT organization last week, despite the fact that he made strong recommendations that all other individuals attending the event come masked up.
Oh, and he also put out a mask mandate for school aged children as well.
Here’s more from the Washington Examiner:
Murphy attended the annual Equality Ball for Garden State Equality along with other top New Jersey Democrats, and pictures posted on Twitter by the state’s attorney general showed large groups of guests together without masks . The event required proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.
Tonight, I was honored to join @GovMurphy along with LGBTQ+ advocates, community members, and public officials from across New Jersey for @GSEquality's annual Equality Ball.
Proud to be part of a community committed to equal justice for every resident of this state. pic.twitter.com/mrLbcjCv8M
— Acting AG Andrew Bruck (@NewJerseyOAG) October 8, 2021
— Rep. Frank Pallone (@FrankPallone) October 8, 2021
The state’s Republican lawmakers blasted the governor’s apparent flouting of his administration’s safety measures.
“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,” state Sen. Holly Schepisi went on to tell the folks over at Fox News.
Her colleague in the Senate, Michael Testa, has also called out Murphy for his blatant hypocrisy, saying, “We can imagine King Murphy saying to the laughter of his court, ‘Let them wear masks.”
Murphy came out in defense of his mask policies back on Sept. 22, going on to say, “We know that masks work.”
Well, now, that’s a fairly debatable point, Governor.
“We have the playbook. We know exactly what works,” he stated. “We know that vaccinations work. We now know that under the circumstances, if you’re eligible, boosters work. We know that face masks in schools work. We know that face masks on planes, trains, buses, hospitals, long-term care, other vulnerable settings work.”
Just last month, the New Jersey governor issued a requirement for masks to be worn by students in schools and then “strongly recommended” masking in groups when indoors, regardless of a person’s vaccination status.
Murphy is up for reelection in November, which should worry him a bit since the main issue on the minds of voters just happens to be the state’s response to the coronavirus. Folks are waking up to the hypocrisy of leftist politicians who issue edicts for others, but seem to have no problem disobeying said rules themselves.