The two front runners for Rodney Frelinghuysen’s seat in Congress continue to trade barbs today, with Republican Jay Webber launching an afternoon attack on the front runner for the Democratic nomination, Mikie Sherrill.
The exchange started last night after Sherrill criticized Webber for being one of two legislators to vote against pay equality legislation. Webber defending his vote this morning, causing Sherrill to double down on her condemnation of the five-term Assemblyman. Now Webber is responding.
“Mikie Sherrill can talk about bipartisanship as soon as she does anything that is actually bipartisan. But just as Mikie likes to talk about jobs without ever actually having created one, she likes to throw stones from the only political terrain she’s ever occupied: an angry far-left echo chamber,” Webber said. “That’s why Mikie doesn’t know the difference between real leadership that knows when to take principled stands and when to find bipartisan agreement, and a run-with-the-pack mentality that only seeks affirmation and safety in a crowd,” said Jay Webber.
Webber also took jabs at Sherrill’s residency – and at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
“The people of the 11th District — and by the way, as soon as Mikie becomes one of us, please let us know — want strong leaders who do the right thing without watching what the politicians do,” said Webber. “Mikie Sherrill has declared that she’ll blow with the Washington winds, and our citizens don’t and won’t want someone like Mikie who announces even before the election that she’ll just do whatever party leaders like Nancy Pelosi tell her to do. That’s what has run Washington, D.C. into the ground in the first place.”