Democrat governors are taking the opportunity to flex their muscles as COVID-19 cases creep up nationwide ahead of the holidays.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D), who presided over one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in the nation in the Spring of 2020, recently doubled-down on COVID-19 restrictions that have decimated his state’s economy — and was subsequently caught dining maskless in a New Jersey restaurant by angry residents.
Murphy was confronted by angry constituents while eating with his family at a New Jersey restaurant — maskless — while the rest of the state prepares to be plunged back into quarantine.
“Oh my God, Murphy, you are such a d**k,” said an unidentified woman in the footage. Another woman asks Murphy: “How you doing? How you doing? You having fun with your family in the meantime? You’re having all kind of other bulls*** going on at your house?”
Watch the full exchange:
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy confronted while having dinner with his maskless family.
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Though California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) have taken enormous amounts of heat for their mishandling of the COVID-19 crisis in their states, Murphy has flown under the radar in terms of national coverage.
However, Murphy issued some of the most restrictive COVID-19 guidelines — famously declaring that the consideration of his constituents’ civil rights was “above his pay grade” — while simultaneously issuing an order that shunted thousands of COVID-19-positive patients into his state’s nursing homes.
Murphy also gave rioters, looters, and protesters a pass over the summer, saying that he “couldn’t imagine” telling them to stay home, despite having no problem doing that to law-abiding citizens.