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Camden GOP Chairman Rich Ambrosino

Ambrosino calls on Camden’s women lawmakers to condemn Barclay

Lampitt, Egan Jones, others attacked Hugin for silence on Kavanaugh last year

By Nikita Biryukov, September 18 2019 11:53 am

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Camden County Republican Chairman Rich Ambrosino called the county’s Democratic women lawmakers to say where they stand on former Assemblyman Arthur Barclay’s continued employment in county government.

“Assemblywomen Pam Lampitt and Pat Egan Jones and Freeholders Carmen Rodriguez and Susan Shin-Angulo were eager to complain about Justice Kavanaugh and President Trump over allegations. Now, when we find out one of their own, Arthur Barclay, got a new county job after admitting to punching a woman they sit silent,” Ambrosino said. “Apparently, outrage only exists at allegations against Republicans and not admitted facts when it comes to one of their fellow machine Democrats.”

Last year, Hugin repeatedly declined to say whether he would vote to confirm U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

At the time, the four Camden County Democrats released a video blasting Hugin, who eventually backed Kavanaugh, over his silence on the then-Supreme Court nominee.

Barclay resigned from the Assembly last year after the New Jersey Globe reported he was arrested for punching a woman in the face.

But Barclay kept his Camden County Job. Last month, Politico reported the former Assemblyman held a $62,000 job as a confidential assistant within the County’s Division of Senior and Disabled Services.

“It’s disappointing that, after calling themselves ‘leaders,’ Lampitt and Rodriguez, both up for re-election, have remained silent about a confessed girlfriend beater getting a new job in county government,” Ambrosino said. “I’m especially disheartened that Shin-Angulo is silent on the issue because she’s now running for mayor in Cherry Hill, the community in which I live.”

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