200 Days Later – Murphy Uses CARES Act For Campaign Stunt

October 13, 2020
200 Days Later – Murphy Uses CARES Act For Campaign Stunt
 
Today, Governor Murphy will shamelessly trot out Congressman Tom Malinowski and finally announce the release of CARES Act money for small business relief. 
 
It has been 200 days since the CARES Act was passed, dedicating to New Jersey $2.4 billion in federal Coronavirus Aid.
 

Since then, some 1.6 million New Jersey workers have filed unemployment claims.


According to a report by the New Jersey State Auditor, barely 10% of the $2.4 billion of CARES Act money was deployed by the Murphy Administration as of September 30.
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Not a single Democrat member of the New Jersey delegation has called for Governor Murphy to release additional funding, including Tom Malinowski.
 
“Phil Murphy has been watching New Jersey drown while he uses our life preserver as a hoola hoop,” said NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt. “It’s inconceivable that Murphy sat on this relief for this long while New Jerseyans drowned. We deserve answers.”
 
Steinhardt continued, “It seems like Murphy is more interested in bailing out his embattled buddy Tom Malinowski with a political stunt, than actually helping New Jersey workers in need.”