Statement on Resignation of Adjutant General and Veterans Homes Scandal: Resign Yourself

October 16, 2020
Statement on Resignation of Adjutant General and Veterans Homes Scandal: Resign Yourself

 

Today it was announced that the New Jersey Adjutant General and Commissioner of Military and Veterans Affairs resigned, along with the heads of the Menlo Park and Paramus veterans homes. In response, the NJGOP is filing Open Public Records Requests for the work schedules of the fired employees to ascertain the extent of their interaction with Murphy Administration officials.  

NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt issued the following statement:

“Governor Murphy continues to prove that his greatest leadership quality is his ability to point fingers and lay blame. He failed New Jersey’s veterans and seniors when he sent COVID infected patients into long term care facilities untested. The NJGOP has demanded that Governor Murphy come clean about his Administration’s work with these facilities, but he has failed and refused to respond. While Phil Murphy protested, some 200 veterans and 6,900 seniors perished. Their families deserve answers and we deserve leadership. If the Governor can’t admit he failed, he’s the one who should resign.”