Van Drew: Murphy’s Restaurant Decision Forcing Businesses to Die

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ – Many New Jersey restaurateurs have just spent the past few days preparing for their grand reopening after 4 months of being shut down by the state. Many have made extra food orders, hired staff, stocked their bars and even spent money on advertising and marketing.  Now, all of that money has been flushed down the drain because Governor Phil Murphy changed his mind.

Congressman Jeff Van Drew, a former Democrat now running as a Republican says enough is enough with Phil Murphy’s continuous science experiment unfolding across New Jersey.

“This is no longer about safety. This is Governor Murphy forcing businesses to die; businesses that just spent months investing and preparing to open at a time he gave his word to them on. The restaurants placed food orders, bought PPE, hired staff back, and started advertising,”  Van Drew said.  “How is going to a busy big-box store any safer than a prepared restaurant? To compare us to other states undermines the pain and the work that went in to keeping us at the diminishing virus levels we are currently at. It does not represent any sense of reality in New Jersey. I am completely disgusted and my heart aches for the pain these business owners are feeling after their dreams are being smothered by Governor Murphy’s cruel change of mind.”


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