By Matt Rooney
“Raise your right hand: ‘I do solemnly swear that I, no matter how I feel, no matter what the conditions, if there’s hurricanes or whatever, will vote, on or before the 12th for Donald J. Trump for president.'”
That’s the ‘loyalty oath’ what then-candidate Donald Trump implored a Florida rally crowd to recite back in March 2016. Hyperventilating critics compared Trump’s oath to a Nazi rally tactic. In reality, Save Jerseyans? It was a harmless get-out-the-vote rallying cry.
Governor Phil Murphy has repeatedly compared Trump to Hitler and his followers to Nazis.
How will Murphy explain this latest story?
According to InsiderNJ’s Edward Edwards, Murphy and a handful of his cronies sat down with eight Monmouth County Committee members on Wednesday and demanded that they sign… a “loyalty oath.”
How “Trumpian” of you, Mr. Governor!
In case you missed it, Murphy’s behavior is part of a multi-front civil war between Governor Murphy and South Jersey’s George Norcross for control of the state Democrat Party.
“As he continues to fail the people of New Jersey, even members of Phil Murphy’s own party are blasting his incompetent and dishonest leadership,” opined RGA Communications Director Amelia Chassé Alcivar on Thursday morning, piggybacking on Norcross’s heated and intensely-personal criticism of Murphy. “New Jersey deserves better than a corrupt politician whose growing ethical issues and misguided policies threaten to take the Garden State backwards.”
Misguided and hypocritical. Don’t forget that last part.
We’ve seen more roughneck tactics coming from the Murphy Administration than the Trump Administration. It’s now a matter of record.
MATT ROONEY is a practicing New Jersey attorney, regular panelist on ‘Chasing News’ with Bill Spadea, and the founder and blogger-in-chief of Save Jersey.