Following a Save Jersey post that exposed the New Jersey Democratic establishment’s candidate for governor comparing President Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and New Jersey Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno called on Phil Murphy of Middletown to apologize for the “inexcusable” and “shameful” comments.
“Phil Murphy’s comparison of the President of the United States to Nazi Germany and Adolf Hitler is repulsive and inexcusable,” said Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno. “His stunning lack of judgement and sensitivity is insulting to those whose families suffered, died or fought during World War II. It diminishes the slaughter of six million Jews and he should apologize to the people of New Jersey immediately.”
Guadagno is the likely Republican nominee for governor.
Walker, the Chairman of the Republican Governors Association, said “Phil Murphy’s comparison of our president to an authoritarian tyrant responsible for the deaths of millions is shameful. Murphy’s absurd statement raises serious questions about his judgment and ability to lead, and proves that he is too extreme to represent the people of New Jersey. Murphy should immediately apologize for this offensive and despicable remark.”
Murphy’s comments were made at a November 20, 2016 event of 400 “progressives” in Montclair.