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State Sen. Kristin M. Corrado. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe).

Corrado questions Platkin role in Murphy COVID-19 response

GOP senator says Platkin was author of governor’s executive orders and mandates

By David Wildstein, February 03 2022 6:57 pm

A Republican member of the Senate Judiciary Committee today said Attorney General-designate Matt Platkin’s role as the architect of Gov. Gov. Phil Murphy’s decision to govern New Jersey through executive orders and mandates during the pandemic.

“I’m concerned that Matt Platkin was the counsel who advised Governor Murphy to govern by executive order and overbearing mandates for the past two years,” Corrado said.   “On emergency powers, we need someone who shares the views of New Jerseyans that it’s time for Governor Murphy to give it back.”

Corrado is the first Republican lawmaker to publicly state reservations about Platkin’s nomination.  She has been a frequent critic of Murphy’s handling of COVID-19.

Three Republican state senators — Jon Bramnick (R-Westfield), who also serves on the Judiciary Committee, Robert Singer (R-Lakewood) and Vince Polistina (R-Egg Harbor Township) have said they will support Platkin.

“I have heard very good things about Attorney General candidate Matt Platkin from colleagues who have worked with him, and I look forward to supporting his nomination and working with him,” Polistina said today.

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