Pallotta Calls on Gottheimer and his Democrat Colleagues to Reassert Democracy

September 1, 2020

RAMSEY, NJ – This morning, Paul Mulshine of the Star-Ledger published a great column about Phil Murphy’s one-man rule.  

Since March, Governor Murphy has been taking drastic, unilateral actions that have negatively affected millions of New Jersey residents, without consulting anyone with relevant experience. We saw him shut down nearly every small business in the state without considering long term ramifications. We then saw him force nursing homes to readmit patients that were infected with COVID-19, resulting in thousands of avoidable deaths. And most recently, we saw him unilaterally take away the people’s right to vote in person when he himself declared the November Election “primarily vote by mail.” 

“Now, we are seeing Murphy reopening the state little by little, expecting us to thank him for his “generosity”. The scariest thing is that at any moment, Governor Murphy can shut things down again – because he can. And sadly, the Democrat congressional leadership in his own state, will remain silent, as they have since the crisis began. 

His excuse continues to be that we are still seeing COVID-19 cases in New Jersey. So, according to the Governor, until COVID-19 is eradicated from the face of the earth, Phil Murphy has no problem ignoring representative Democracy and ruling by edict. He pays little to no attention to a real system of measurements, like dwindling hospital, ventilation and death rates.


Josh Gottheimer continues to ignore the fact that Governor Phil Murphy is the root cause of the problem. When someone is in a position of power, like Congressman Gottheimer, one has the duty to call out other “leaders” when they are in the wrong. However, we also know that for some politicians like Gottheimer, calling out the actions of your own Party is rather difficult… Seems like that “moderate” gimmick is starting to fade away, Josh.