2017 N.J. Gubernatorial candidate Kim Guadagno‘s running mate Carlos Rendo knows what far-left economics can do to families.
His own family escaped such a regime, about 90 miles off the coast of Florida.
Running this year for statewide office, the Bergen County mayor told supporters at today’s announcement of his candidacy that the Murphy-Oliver Democrat ticket is sounding a bit too familiar for comfort.
“My father was a janitor and my mother worked on a factory assembly line as a proud union member. They brought me to this country from Cuba to flee communism, but while Goldman Sachs Millionaire Phil Murphy is promising to bring single-payer healthcare and a state-run bank to New Jersey, Kim offers voters a better way,” said Rendo. “Together, Kim and I will rely on our Main Street values to lower taxes and expand opportunities so more people can afford to realize their version of the American Dream right here in New Jersey.”
“It is inexcusable for Phil Murphy to choose a candidate for lieutenant governor who went on an unauthorized trip to Cuba to meet with the same repressive regime that is harboring the fugitive murderer of a New Jersey State Trooper,” he continued later in his remarks.
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Rendo was referring to Joanne Chesimard, the Black Liberation Army member hiding in Cuba after murdering New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster on the New Jersey Turnpike in 1973, as well as Murphy’s recent statement expressing openness to the ruinously expensive and unarguably inhumane single-payer health care model.
Mayor Rendo was born in Sagua La Grande, Cuba in 1964 before his family eventually settled in Northern New Jersey via Miami.
These concerns aren’t strictly partisan, by the way.
Oliver’s Cuba trip attracted criticism from none other than U.S. Senator Bob Menendez who complained that “[o]f all the places in the world you could go to try and create good relations and business opportunities, Cuba is just not one at this time because you have a regime that is unrepentant, unwilling to open up, unwilling to permit basic human rights and democracy, and one that if you want to do business with, you’re going to do business with an oppressive regime.”