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Holley fires back at Conaway

Health Committee chair suggested assemblyman’s opposition to vaccine bill not winning friends in the chamber

By Nikita Biryukov, February 04 2020 12:21 pm

Assemblyman Jamel Holley fired back at Assemblyman Herb Conaway after the latter suggested Holley’s vocal opposition to a leadership-backed bill eliminating a religious vaccination exemption could be losing him some support in the chamber.

“This legislation stripping the rights of human beings is indicative of the virus that has infected our politics in New Jersey and this country,” Holley said. “When elected officials support legislation that segregates our citizens for the benefit of special interest, you can trust and believe that I’ll be on the side of the people, always. If this is a threat to silence my voice, I have one simple message: Bring it on.”

Holley has been the vaccine bill’s chief opponent in the Assembly. He lobbied members of the Legislative Black Caucus against an amended version of the bill that would have created a carveout for private schools and day cares.

Last week, prominent anti-vaccine activist Robert Kennedy held a fundraiser for Holley and met with members of the LBC to discuss anti-vaxx arguments.

It’s not yet clear whether Holley’s opposition to the vaccine bill will affect his chances at re-election, but a dissatisfied leadership team could complicate the contest.

“I have every right just as well as every other member of the Legislature to support or oppose any legislation that comes before me,” Holley said “When it came to a segregated piece of legislation and an attack on removing religious exemptions and the right to parental choice to make medical decisions for their children by class, wealth, and zip code, I chose to stand with the people.”

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23 thoughts on “Holley fires back at Conaway

  1. Holley stands with quacks and crack pots. I guess they didn’t teach analytical thinking and beliefs in science in his degree program at Kean High School.

    1. If you are going to comment about and ridicule one of the few people willing to stand up for your rights, maybe you should follow up with your credentials so we can see what makes you an authority on this subject .

    2. You don’t need a degree from anywhere to believe in basic Human rights. It’s about choice. Sorry you don’t like choices and like the Government telling you what to do.

    3. Mickey, soundss like you are brainwashed Pharma fool instead of researching the proof related to vaccines. Herb Conaway, a beneficiary of Big Pharma, killed bills to limit opioids in 2016. Herb Conaway, Asw. Pamela Lampitt, Sen. Steve Sweeney, Sen. Loretta Weinberg, and Sen. Joseph Vitale should be ashamed of themselves. All of those who are pushing vaccine mandate bills at the direction of Pharma.

  2. I am so thankful to hear such refreshing representation of the people and not special interests. He gets it. Consensus has been wrong many times in history and Pharma didn’t find Jesus only for this section of its products.

    1. You obviously have not actually looked at the science yourself. Have a look at the science that has been offered by the CDC to say that vaccines are “safe and effective,” even though they do not safety test them about against placebos, which is standard for any medical substance. Not only that, but if you look at the tests, you find things like research with one group having 31 members. That is so easily manipulated and meaningless in research to determine epidemiological trends where one in a thousand or ten thousand or more needs to be identified. Then there is the Reliance on a study which concludes something different than they say, which is not that vaccines don’t cause autism, but that there is insufficient evidence to determine if they do or do not. Which fundamentally speaks to their avoidance of doing the real research. Decades of avoiding vaccinated vs. unvaccinated studies recommended 20 years ago by the IOM. Or how about the “safe and effective” HPV vaccine where kids not only died on the vaccine group of the “safety tests,” but kids in the “control group” also died.

      Then there is a the research they rely on by a criminal fraudster who has fled the country.
      Seems like you need to educate yourself a bit before badmouthing those who defend the rights of individuals to bodily integrity, Informed Consent or parental rights.

    2. Well said, Cammy. Especially when the consensus is manufactured with deceit and the suppression of information by those special interests.

  3. It’s about time that a jersey politician stood up to the bull dog politics mentality. As a masters prepared registered nurse in the state holding both critical care and cardiac surgery certifications, I find it appalling that anyone seeks to remove a persons right to medical choice. Falsely Throwing public At the issue in hopes that it sticks is a bold face lie to the public. NJ has optimal levels of herd immunity and there is no health threat. Furthermore, forced nurses and other healthcare professionals to accept a subpar flu vaccine or loose your job is a complete turn of ones back to those who put out a helping hand everyday to the general public. We would never force such medications on our patients if they wish not to receive them. First do no harm and the same should apply to those on the front lines. Where there is a risk, there should always be a choice…after all, we are only just “practicing medicine”. The science is never settled in medicine.

  4. Thank God there are still legislators in NJ government who are not bought out and uphold the Constitution. Without them we would be no different than Communists.

  5. Politicians have no right to control our bodies or our children’s. Mr. Holley has great courage to stand up to Big Pharma and most of the democrats being bought by them! We applaud him for standing up for our rights. Many vaccines contain aborted fetal tissue. this year’s flu shot is made frompuppy kidneys. It is dangerous to inject foreign DNA and heavy metals into your body.

  6. Holley is the people’s MAN! Thank you for protecting and defending religious freedom and medical choice. Thank you for being brave and courageous be calling out and STOPPING the segregating of schools.

  7. Thank you for your bravery, Assemblyman Holley. All human beings have the right to consent to or decline medical treatment as we see fit, and parents have this right when it comes to their children. This is one of those inalienable rights that cannot be taken away. Why would legislators be trying to take away our rights? Why would legislators want us to accept medical products for which manufacturers have no liability? Why would legislators want us to accept medical products that aren’t properly safety tested (vaccines are classified as “biologics” and thus are not subject to the same safety testing as drugs)? We are so grateful that Assemblyman Holley is able to look beyond the marketing that the manufacturers present to us through advertising and the CDC to the true, objective science, and to think critically.

  8. This goes to show that he’s not afraid to stand up and stand out! Nothing important gets done because you stay silenced by opposition. The chamber would rather everyone looked the other way so they can cash in because of your ignorance, so of course it’s not popular. Since when is being popular being RIGHT?

  9. I stand with Holley on this issue. I got autoimmune and neurological problems from a vaccine a few years ago and it has impacted my life in many negative ways. I didn’t know anything much about vaccines before this happened to me so getting such side effects was shocking to say the least for such a supposedly safe product. Truth is vaccines have all sorts of risks associated with them ranging from brain inflammation and seizures to in rare cases death. All of this information can be found on the CDC and FDA websites. I don’t know why it’s legal to not even tell people these risks before deciding to get shots. You can’t sue the companies that make them so I guess they just don’t care. Anyone who thinks they should be stripped of their right to choose is dead wrong. Do not forget this legislation strips EVERYONE of their rights. It’s not just about people who use a religious exemption. This legislation forces everyone into a rigid one size fits all system with almost zero chance of getting medical exemptions. Every time you vaccinate you take the risk all over again. It doesn’t go away because you were administered other vaccines and were fine. I am living proof of that and I have connected with hundreds of others who have experienced the same thing. Do not throw away your rights to decline any type of medical intervention !

  10. Thank you, Assemblyman Jamel Holley. It is a breath of fresh air to see a man of integrity and honor in Trenton. I have never witnessed so much corruption in my life or have been this close to losing freedom. Thank you for defending our constitutional rights. It’s unfathomable that the lawmakers in NJ are trying to overstep their power to this extent. Thank you for standing with the people. We will support you with our votes, prayers, and donations. God bless you.

  11. Thank you for standing with the people!!
    The government should not be coercing us to do things against our will or our beliefs.
    Informed consent… not twist my arm behind my back until I agree.

  12. Thank you! I’m not from New Jersey but it’s refreshing to see a man of character standing up for what’s right at any cost. We need to get rid of the corrupt politicians!

  13. Assemblyman Holley is a courageous man with integrity. He refuses to be bought by the pharmaceutical companies, as many other people have. I saw him speak at the rally at the Capitol building and he was very inspiring. He is DEFENDING our RIGHTS to choose what goes into our bodies the bodies of our children. I salute him.

  14. Asm. Jamel Holley is a hero of the people of NJ. On the other hand, Asm. Herb Conaway, Asw. Pamela Lampitt, Sen. Steve Sweeney, Sen. Loretta Weinberg, and Sen. Joseph Vitale should be ashamed of themselves. All of those who are pushing vaccine mandate bills at the direction of Pharma, with complete abandon, should be compelled to explain and justify the use of Polysorbate 80 in many mandated vaccines for children (and adults who work at hospitals). The Polysorbate 80 in vaccines facilitates and increases transport of nanoparticulate aluminum adjuvant (a known neurotoxin) bound to the viral/bacterial antigens in vaccines across the blood brain barrier by 20 times! Polysorbate 80 may be useful in delivering chemotherapy agents to brain tumors, but no vaccine given to anyone should contain it! No vaccine ingredients should be capable of crossing the blood brain barrier. What God created, and for good reason, should not be bypassed or destroyed by mankind in the name of exclusively Pharma-funded “science”! Where are the bills in NJ to protect vaccine “consumers” after they have been injured, many irreparably, by vaccines they were mandated to take or that they elected to receive? Where are the bills stating that once you (or your child) have been harmed by a vaccine, you (or your child) have every right to opt out of ever taking the same vaccine or vaccines again? Why are there only bills in NJ to mandate the indiscriminate use of vaccines on a one-size-fits-all basis that only serves to increase annual Pharma profits? Why should any bill mandate that any unvaccinated kids in school must get caught up-to-date with up to 16 different vaccines, many with two or more doses, in only 180 days? How could that be considered safe for a child? Asm. Conaway sure had trouble answering a similar question from Asw. Holly Schepisi on the Assembly floor last session. These bills (S902/S903/A969, A1603) seek to obliterate parental and religious rights given to us by God and protected by our US and NJ State Constitution. New Jerseyans cannot afford to keep on electing the same people who do not actively protect our rights as human beings and as children of God. Asm. Holley, I may not be able to vote for you, but I sure will support you in every other way that I can. Asm. Holley truly represents the people of NJ, and it is so wonderful to witness. We love you, Asm. Holley!!!

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