NJGOP Chairman to Murphy: Give Up Your Emergency Powers Immediately

May 7, 2021

Trenton, NJ: In light of Governor Murphy’s recent announcement on lifting COVID restrictions, New Jersey Republican State Committee Chairman Michael Lavery issued the following statement:

“If the Governor is willing to acknowledge the waning threat of the pandemic by paring back many of his self-conceived onerous lockdown measures, then he must also realize it is time to surrender his ‘emergency powers’ as well.

“Co-equal branches of government exist to protect the State from one person over-extending their power, and Governor Murphy’s dangerous pandemic maneuvering is a perfect example of that. For the last year, he has consistently acted unilaterally, circumvented the two other branches of government via self-granted, never-ending emergency powers, and it must stop immediately.”