Ahead of a campaign visit by Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) in New Brunswick today, the Republican Governors Association (RGA) released a statement criticizing Gov. Phil Murphy for campaigning with the avowedly left-wing senator.
“Phil Murphy gave the stiff arm to independents and invited the avowed socialist Bernie Sanders to campaign with him as Democratic voters’ enthusiasm to show up at the polls takes a nosedive,” RGA spokesman Will Reinert said in a statement. “Now Bernie’s policies are Murphy’s policies, including the blocking of arms sales that allows our ally Israel to defend themselves and massive tax hikes to fund a socialist agenda.”
Sanders’ visit, which will happen at 6:45 p.m. on the campus of Rutgers University, is the latest in a long string of Murphy campaign events with prominent national Democrats. Most prominently, former President Barack Obama came to the state on Saturday for a rally in Newark.