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Rooney sticking by Trump

By Nikita Biryukov, May 07 2018 1:58 pm

Assemblyman Kevin Rooney (R-Wyckoff) is sticking by President Trump.

“I support our president right now, and I support the office,” Rooney said on Monday.

Rooney’s continued support isn’t all that surprising considering Trump is still popular among Republicans in the state despite the disdain the he garners from the majority of the state’s voters.

Rooney did say that his support for the candidate could end in certain circumstances, but the exact nature of those circumstances was far less clear. Asked to draw a line in the sand, Rooney said that he would know the last straw when he saw it, not before.

“The world in politics changes every day, that’s the easiest way to put it,” Rooney said. “So, we’re going to see how it plays out, and I’ll be able to answer that better a year or two from the now.”

Rooney, a former Wyckoff mayor, was elected to the Assembly in a 2016 special election after Scott Rumana became a Superior Court Judge.

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