Steinhardt wants Menendez, Pou to return Alvarez money

Republican State Chairman Doug Steinhardt wants U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and State Sen. Nellie Pou (D-North Haledon)  to return campaign contributions they received from Al Alvarez. "Republicans and Democrats across New Jersey have condemned Governor Phil Murphy’s response to Katie Brennan’s complaints and agreed to investigate his hiring of alleged predator Al Alvarez," Steinhardt said.  "Bob Menendez and Nellie Pou should return immediately the money they took from Alvarez and

Steinhardt applauds legislative probe

Republican State Chairman Doug Steinhardt praised Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin for creating a bi-partisan legislative committee to investigate the hiring of Al Alvarez. "Katie Brennan deserves to know why the Murphy Administration hired a known predator and kept him on staff until they were caught by the media," said Steinhardt, who was one of the first to call for legislative hearings last week. "I applaud

Steinhardt smacks Democrats on ethics

Republican State Chairman Doug Steinhardt beat up on New Jersey Democrats tonight, taking aim at what he called a consistent pattern of ethics issues. Steinhardt, a possible candidate for the 2021 GOP nomination for governor, went through a laundry list of problems for Democrats: U.S. Senator Bob Menendez being severely admonished by the Senate Ethics Committee; Gov. Phil Murphy defending the hiring of a former Passaic councilman who was convicted

Steinhardt: Jackson hiring should be investigated

State GOP chair Doug Steinhardt doesn’t want former Passaic councilman Marcellus Jackson, who was hired by Murphy’s administration last week, to work unsupervised. "We should be throwing corruption out of public government, not welcoming it back in,” Steinhardt said. “If hiring corrupt officials back into state government is Governor Murphy’s new norm, then he clearly is deaf to the tone New Jersey residents want to hear” Jackson was jailed 25