Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-Morris Plains) says Democratic congressional candidate Mikie Sherrill was wrong to criticize his vote against the Equal Pay act.
“Mikie’s a lawyer who knows that equal pay for equal work is already the law in New Jersey, as it should be. Mikie’s also a Nancy Pelosi pawn, so of course she’s going to champion a giveaway to plaintiffs’ lawyers – even to the point of going far to the left even of where Barack Obama was on this issue,” said Webber, who is seeking the Republican nomination for Congress in New Jersey’s 11th district. “Yesterday’s bill is unlike any other in the country and will lead to more junk lawsuits by increasing penalties available to plaintiffs in those suits nine times over. Jackpot jury verdicts caused by this bill will destroy jobs, lower wages, and close small businesses for women across the State. It’s hard enough to run a business in New Jersey, and it’s about to get even harder, no thanks to Mikie.”
The bill passed the Assembly by a 72-2 vote yesterday, with only Webber and Michael Patrick Carroll (R-Morris Township) voting against it. In addition to Sherrill, two Republican legislators scolded Webber for his stance.
“I am the grandson of two working grandmothers, the son of a working mother, the husband of a Harvard-trained lawyer, and the proud father of four beautiful daughters. I’ve also actually created private sector jobs for women in New Jersey, instead of just talking about it. So our campaign won’t be lectured about caring for women in the workforce – in fact, we welcome the debate. On the so-called ‘equal pay’ bill, voting ‘no’ was the right decision.”