New Jersey Gov. Caught, Confronted Eating Maskless Outside With Family

Democratic New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy was confronted while eating with his family at a restaurant by two angry women who told him: “You’re such a d***”, a video posted Sunday shows.

The governor was filmed eating outside with five other people, identified as his family members, when he was approached by two passersby. The video of the altercation was posted by the Twitter account Breaking 911 and was viewed over 1.5 million times, The Daily Caller reported.

Murphy is seen taking a bite of food as a woman can be heard saying, “Oh my God, it is,” apparently discovering that the person sitting at the table was indeed the governor of New Jersey.

“Oh my God, Murphy, you are such a dick,” the woman said,

“How you doing? How you doing? You’re having fun with your family and in the meantime you’re having all other kind of bulls*** going on at your house?” another woman said.

Murphy and his wife said nothing and continued eating as he smiled, the footage showed. No one at the table can be seen wearing a mask at the beginning of the video. New Jersey requires people wear masks in all businesses except when it is impractical, like when a person is eating, according to The Daily Caller.

“Are you guys a little too drunk,” one of Murphy’s sons asked the women. “Can you put your mask on?”

“No I’m not drunk, as a matter of fact,” one of the women responded. “You can go fuck yourself, how’s that? You know why I don’t need a mask? Because there ain’t nothing fucking wrong with me.”

“You don’t have a mask on,” another woman said to Murphy’s son

Last Monday Murphy urged families in his state to keep Thanksgiving gatherings at a minimum to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

On Sunday the same day the video was posted Murphy announced that he is extending the state’s public health emergency declaration due to continued spikes in coronavirus cases.

“The state has experienced significant upticks in the rate of reported new cases across all counties, demonstrating the need for many of the state’s current measures to remain in place, both to reduce additional new infections and to save lives,” Murphy said, according to NJ.com.

“Murphy’s executive order extended New Jersey’s emergency order for 30 more days, marking the ninth time the governor has extended New Jersey’s public health emergency since March 9,” the publication reported.

“I’m a big boy,” Murphy said when questioned about the video at his coronavirus briefing Monday. “I have thick skin, that doesn’t impact me at all. I would say this though, our kids are not part of that.”

When the governor was asked whether he would also call on left-leaning protestors to avoid confronting conservatives at dinner, the Democratic governor said: “I don’t think this is the time we should be teeing off on people. And that goes for both sides.”

Murphy came under fire in June when he said he couldn’t “imagine” telling protestors to stay home during the coronavirus pandemic, The Daily Caller reported.

“I can’t imagine what it would look like if we said to people, ‘Actually, you have to stay in. You have to ignore systemic racism — I’m sorry, just ignore it. Stay in,’” the governor said, according to Politico. “I can’t imagine what that looks like as it relates to public safety.”

 

About Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith is a newcomer to Washington D.C. She met, and married an American journalist and moved to D.C from the U.K. She graduated with a B.A in Graphic, Media and Communications and worked in design and retail in the U.K.

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