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Assemblyman Arthur Barclay (D-Camden). Photo courtesy of Facebook.

Camden GOP bashes Dems for keeping Barclay

Ambrosino: ‘Only in Camden County can a guy who admitted to punching his girlfriend in the face be given a new job and a pay raise’

By David Wildstein, August 26 2019 12:39 pm

Camden County Republicans are crying foul after a POLITICO report that former Assemblyman Arthur Barclay (D-Camden), who resigned in June 2018 after his arrest on domestic violence charges, remains in his county job.

“Here we go again with the Arthur Barclay saga,” said Camden County Republican Chairman Richard Ambrosino.  “It’s simply amazing the same party that dispatched a group of elected women officials, including Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt, to complain about Brett Kavanaugh in September of last year still have not spoken one word about Arthur Barclay.”

Barclay resigned shortly after the New Jersey Globe broke the news of his arrest.  The charges were dropped after the alleged victim, Barclay’s girlfriend, failed to show up at a court hearing, POLITICO reported.

The former high school and college basketball star now earns $62,000 as an employee of the Camden County Division of Senior and Disabled Services after receiving a 2% raise.

“The Camden county Democrats chose to just sweep the problem under the rug, not announce the results of their ‘promised’ investigation, give Barclay a raise and move him into a different job at the Division of Senior and Disabled Services,” Ambrosino said.  “Only in Camden County can a guy who admitted to punching his girlfriend in the face be given a new job and a pay raise.”

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