Arrivederci! As New Jersey grapples with rising Delta variant, Murphy goes on vacation at $7.3 million Italian villa

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TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is just a regular guy like everyone else in New Jersey, so don’t hold it against him when he skips out of the country just days after claiming New Jersey is heading down the wrong path when it comes to the number of unvaccinated residents and the delta variant.

Last week, Murphy announced the new variant will force students and faculty at all of New Jersey’s private and public K-12 schools to wear face masks in September.

Before getting on the plane to his private $7.3 million Italian villa complete with three houses, horse stables and a pool regular guy Murphy said don’t criticize him.

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“Listen, I’m no different than any other family. After these past 17 months, just having a few days together is something that I think all of us want to do with our family, and I’m looking forward to that,” Murphy said. “They left on Friday. If that weren’t enough, we’ve got an extraordinary, capable team here, and I’ll be in touch with them every day.”


Murphy opted for Italy, instead of the Jersey Shore, where the state maintains the “Governor’s Mansion” at Island Beach State Park. Murphy and his wife are regular weekend visitors at the Governor’s mansion. It’s where former Governor Chris Christie was caught on the beach with his family while the rest of the state was locked out of the park during a government shutdown.

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