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Governor Phil Murphy Continues to Take Heat Over His Administrations Purchase of 8 gas guzzling SUV’s with Covid Relief Funds

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Trenton NJ, Governor Phil Murphy continues to take heat over his administrations purchase of 8 gas guzzling SUV’s with covid relief funds .

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The so called  “Green” Governor  on Tuesday defended his administration’s decision to use half a million dollars in federal COVID-19 relief aid to buy eight SUVS to carry him and other officials around New Jersey, saying he doesn’t believe it was an “illegitimate” expense. Yes the same governor, who is pushing New Jerseyans to lower their carbon footprint through solar energy, electric stoves, and electric vehicles.

The $522,783 expenditure drew blowback last week from some Republican lawmakers and anyone with a conscious who questioned whether that was a proper use of the funds.  More than half a million in federal COVID-19 relief funds went toward purchasing vehicles to escort Murphy administration officials, including the governor and lieutenant governor, a New Jersey Treasury memo recently revealed.

A  memo, dated Jan. 17, outlines how the administration spent American Rescue Plan Act funds in Fiscal Year 2022. Politico New Jersey was the first to report the document Wednesday. The Murphy Administration  spent $521,783 to purchase eight SUVs for the New Jersey State Police to transport officials “responsible for responding to the COVID-19 public health crisis.”

Senator Michael Testa issued the following statement after it was revealed that Governor Phil Murphy and Democrat legislative leaders spent $522,783 of federal pandemic relief funds on a fleet of new Chevy Suburbans for the State Police’s Executive Protection Unit:

“It’s disturbing that Governor Murphy and Democrat leaders chose to spend pandemic relief funds to buy new SUVs for the State Police to chauffeur them around the state. Instead of putting the billions in unspent relief funds that have sat idle in state accounts for two years to effective use, Democrats prioritized their own comfort and convenience over helping people. It’s despicable.”

4 thoughts on “Governor Phil Murphy Continues to Take Heat Over His Administrations Purchase of 8 gas guzzling SUV’s with Covid Relief Funds

  1. Is what it is the response from the most arrogant politician in NJ

  2. Just wait. As soon as Brandon is impeached, resigns, or his health forces his hand, this clown will throw his choppers in the ring for President on the Democrat ticket.
    And his finally act in NJ will be to resign and appoint his Lt Gov as his replacement, a true act of pandering for someone who gave her the job because she ‘checked 2 boxes’.

  3. At least he was smart enough to buy a good American suv. What do you think they should drive a small tiny car.
    Come on.

  4. Nothing to see here.
    Move along. Move along.

    This “D”emocrat is not the politician you are looking for.

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