UNION, NJ – Jamel Holley, a Democrat legislator representing New Jersey’s 20th district is the first Trenton lawmaker to come out against New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy today. This comes after a high level Murphy staffer was caught on a hidden camera saying the governor intends to impose a vaccine mandate across New Jersey after he wins his bid for re-election next Tuesday.
“It has come to my attention that Governor Murphy will impose COVID-19 vaccine mandates statewide if he is re-elected. Public health is not a political issue. Medical decisions are a choice and should be treated as such for every individual. Not election timing,” Holley said today. “With this revelation, I am calling on the NJ Legislature to enforce its powers & remove all public health emergencies from the Governor they granted earlier this year and give the opportunity for individuals to make a choice for themselves. Now we know it’s political.”