Governor Phil Murphy blew up the New York Young Republic Club on Friday as he hosted a covered, unmasked event with a Florida congressman at a restaurant in Jersey City on Thursday night in violation of New Jersey corona virus rules.
The event sparked the news as the group planned to host its annual gala in New York despite the region and the country being hit by a second wave of pandemics. His venue and list of some attendees were kept secret as discussions erupted around the scheduled gathering, following strict rules in New York due to indoor gatherings.
“This kind of nonsense is completely incompatible with what we are dealing with as a state,” Murphy said at COVID-19’s latest Trenton briefing.
Images and videos appeared on social media that showed the group crossing the Hudson River into New Jersey to host the Maritime Parc event.
“There is no obvious attempt to enforce social distance or face masks – despite the fact that masks are mandatory in New Jersey at organized gatherings when individuals do not eat or drink,” Murphy said at a regular COVID-19 briefing, where an additional 5,673 announced. new cases in the state. “It’s too faint that anyone is willing to endanger people in another state.”
The governor also spoke harshly to Matt Gaetz, the U.S. MP for the event, who attended the event.
“That guy in the middle – the tall, handsome guy in the gray suit – is Matt Putz.” I’m sorry, Matt Gaetz, ”Murphy said as his picture opened of the gathering where Gaetz was standing with a crowd of people.
“And based on his past accomplishments, it’s clear that being articulated doesn’t exceed what’s pale for you. In fact, it was a secondary performance by Sarah Palin for this event.
Murphy continued, “What a fool. He and they should be ashamed of themselves. I hope you’re listening, Matt. We are reluctant to see you in New Jersey. And honestly, I never want you to get back into this state.
Gaetz wore a gas mask on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives when he voted for states ’COVID-19 exemption in March. In November, it was positive for viral antibodies, indicating that COVID-19 is sometime present.
The congressman shot Murphy back on Twitter and wrote, “He’ll regret this tweet when he moves to Florida like the rest of New Jersey.”
Images circulating on social media show the group met in Liberty State Park, Jersey City, at Maritime Parc.
Restaurant spokesman Casey Cotton said the group had never exceeded Maritime Parc’s capacity limits under current rules and that the tables were positioned accordingly, with no seats in the bars and no dancing.
“We drew our attention to the fact that videos and photos have appeared on the social site that show people in the immediate vicinity. We assume this was at the end of the evening, as we believe the agenda required a 2 hour 45 minute speech on the entire 3.5 hour event. Cotton said. “Because we had a different role outside of the event than to serve as the venue, we can’t speak for sure on the final agenda.”
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The city’s mayor, Steve Fulop, called the participants after pictures were posted on Twitter.
“He’s so brave that he tweeted (New York Governor Andrew Cuomo) after hiding across the river to hide in NJ to have a party whose venue he wouldn’t make public. Nonetheless, JC law enforcement will visit Maritime Parc, and this AM + will take the appropriate steps under NJ law, ”Fulop said.
While the number of indoor gatherings in New Jersey is limited to 10, the capacity of restaurants can be as high as 25%. Masks are needed if dining rooms are not planted and eat or drink.
The Maritime Parc order was ordered until the information was returned to local health officials, Fulop told the Daily Beast.
“It was an extraordinary violation,” he told a news agency.
He is an employee of NJ Advance Media Brent Johnson contributed to this report.
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