NJGOP Thanks Courageous Whistleblowers For Exposing Governor Murphy

June 2, 2020
NJGOP Thanks Courageous Whistleblowers For Exposing Governor Murphy
Trenton, NJ – Yesterday, a group of courageous whistleblowers came forward and exposed the Murphy Administration’s disastrous response to the COVID-19 pandemic inside nursing homes and longterm care facilities. In a letter to Senate President Sweeney and Leader Kean, a group of health department employees who identify themselves as Democrat-leaning voters called the Governor’s efforts “an unmitigated failure” that led to “preventable deaths”.NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt praised the whistleblowers and charged Governor Murphy with addressing what was brought to light:

“The letter that came to light last night, written by courageous whistleblowers within the Murphy administration, confirms our worst suspicions about the administration’s handling of the COVID crisis. We’ve long suspected the Governor was more concerned with public perception than PPE, more focused on media coverage than medical expertise, and is now more worried about covering up his failures than correcting them.

“Governor Murphy must begin his press conference today with a clear statement restoring faith in his actions. He must condemn these insider deals, admit that his ‘plan’ was never backed up by data, and stand accountable for his and his staff’s failures. We long suspected the governor’s actions were causing unnecessary deaths. Despite apparent fear of intimidation and retaliation, his own staff now confirms it.”

The NJGOP has submitted a formal request to Attorney General Barr and US Attorney Carpenito to investigate the Murphy Administration’s policies that led to the deaths of 6,000+ longterm care facility residents and staff.