People are demanding answers from Governor Phil Murphy after the the release of footage showing campaign staff claiming he will impose vaccine mandates following his reelection.
Project Veritas released the video Monday where Wendy Martinez, a senior adviser to Murphy, was speaking to an undercover journalist. Martinez said Murphy will impose vaccine mandates in New Jersey if he is reelected.
She was also heard explaining that the mandates were kept secret out of fear that they would lose independent and undecided voters “because they’re into all that s***, ‘my rights, my s***'”. “And they don’t care if they kill everybody,” she added.
“He will, but right now it is about him winning,” Martinez said to the journalist.
The undercover reporter also asked digital manager ?Matthew Urquijo about the vaccine plans. Urquijo said “I think so. I think the problem is right now because it’s election season, he’s not going to have people say like, ‘We’re going to have a mandate now'”.
NJGOP executive director Tom Szymanski said Murphy is “following political science, as opposed to actual science” and the withholding of mandate information is as “deceitful as it gets”.
This extremely disturbing video appears to confirm what the Murphy campaign has been hinting at — and the NJGOP has been warning about — throughout the summer: that a second Murphy term will bring about the same type of vaccine passports seen in Bill de Blasio’s New York, burdening already suffering businesses and discriminating against minority communities in which immunization rates are lower.Tom Szymanski
Szymanski also stated, “Phil Murphy must immediately state his intentions on this matter before voting ends next week and disclose whether or not data of thousands of New Jerseyans already entered into the Docket App has been harvested for the purpose of implementing a vaccine passport”.
The Murphy campaign disregarded the footage in a press release and accused Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe of “blatant harassment and physical intimidation of two female Murphy for Governor, NJDSC campaign staffers yesterday”.
The statement also said “Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli is showing his desperation by shamelessly throwing his support behind the disinformation schemes and stunts of the ?’?political spying?’? organization, Project Veritas”.