New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy blasted Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-NJ) for being “pathetic” after reports he would become a Republican.
Murphy, a Democrat, was interviewed by MSNBC’s Yasmin Vossoughian on Sunday.
“I think it’s ridiculous,” Murphy said.
‘He put politics over the constitution,” he continued. “He’s trying to be cute instead of being courageous.”
“I think it’s outrageous. this is a guy who is trying to find a path to get re-elected to Congress, not trying to find a path to do the right thing,” Murphy said.
and we’ve seen it all over new jersey, all around the country, folks who stand up with conviction and courage and state their case more often than not, far more often enough folks say notwithstanding how tense and passionate this discussion is, they get credit for that, as opposed to cutting and running.
“I think it’s pathetic. We’ll win that seat back,” he vowed.
Trump says governors are ‘very happy’ with the job he’s doing — even though they’re begging him for more supplies
At the latest coronavirus task force press briefing on Monday, President Donald Trump boasted that "every one" of the state governors in America are "very happy" with the job he is doing to help them combat coronavirus.
His claim is at odds with numerous governors who have complained that the federal government is not doing enough to coordinate the delivery of medical equipment and forcing them into bidding wars with other states.
Trump even tried to add later in the speech that Gov. J. B. Pritzker (D-IL) was "a happy man" even though "he may not be happy when he talks to the press."
There’s a horrifying history of leaders saying there’s a ‘light at the end of the tunnel’
President Donald Trump rang out in an all-caps tweet Monday morning "LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL!" It was a comment he echoed from his Sunday press conference saying that the U.S. is in the home stretch of the coronavirus crisis. He went on to say that he anticipated the country reopening in a few weeks.
The quote was one that Washington Post columnist Karen Tumulty noted was one that many other leaders have used at frightening times.
"It is difficult to imagine a poorer, more chilling choice of words," she wrote. "Or one that more illuminates, if inadvertently, the consequences of the mixed-messages that Trump continues to send."
‘Hey baby’: Fox News anchor forgot to turn off his mic while ignoring Trump’s briefing
At Monday's coronavirus press briefing, it appeared that even one of President Donald Trump's biggest defenders in the media couldn't be bothered to pay attention to the president's update — and he revealed how disengaged he was after he forgot to turn off his mic.
"Hey, baby," Fox News host Jesse Watters could be heard saying on one of the streams. "We have the task force briefing."
Jesse Watters forgot to turn off his mic. pic.twitter.com/K1z5cXSX5a
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