N.J. Legislature votes to delay Murphy Administration probe

TRENTON, N.J. – A series of deeply serious hiring screw-ups by the Murphy Administration — including a possible cover-up after one of its officials was accused of sexual assault — will be investigated by the Democrat legislature…

…later. 

The majority party voted on Monday to form a select committee, but hearings aren’t scheduled to begin until December. The stated reason is to allow the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office to conclude its own internal investigation. However, it doesn’t appear that the Middlesex prosecutor ever requested a delay or suggested one was necessary or in any way advantageous. The last-minute delay was accomplished by way of a last-minuted amendment to the resolution.

Assemblyman Hal Wirths (R-24) took to the Assembly floor on Monday to push back against the postponement and what he characterized as the Democrats’ many contradictions, dragging their feet on getting started while simultaneously professing a desire to get to the bottom of the situation.

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