UPDATE: Ghee defends himself, pushes back after Webber’s opening salvo

By The Staff

NJ-11 candidate Antony Ghee pushed back hard on Sunday morning after his GOP primary rival, Jay Webber, hit him over the former’s refusal to disclose his choices in the past three presidential elections.

The gloves are clearly already off in both camps.

“If defending our country as a Major in the Army means Jay Webber is able to exercise his First Amendment rights and accuse me of “hiding behind the uniform” then I’ve done my job as a soldier,” said Ghee, an attorney and JAG officer. “But that’s the problem with Jay. It does not matter that you selflessly serve your country and embrace American values of hard work and determination, endure adversity, achieve success and experience failure. If your background is different than his, he assumes that you cannot possibly believe in conservative principles. That is exactly the problem in Washington today! Our elected officials are unwilling to or are incapable of looking beyond the narrowness of their own tunnel vision. That is exactly why people refuse to work together within the party to achieve what is best for our country. And that is exactly why we cannot send Jay Webber to Congress to represent the people of New Jersey and in particular the good people of the 11th District.”

Video of Ghee’s controversial answer at Saturday’s Passaic County screening (which elicited Webber’s initial attack) can be viewed here.