BLM protests are not the only acceptable excuse for Governor Phil Murphy to violate his own Executive Orders. Rain is now an excuse to dine indoors at Murphy’s favorite hotspots.
Murphy dined indoors at Martel’s in Bayville on Saturday night while NJ.com was covering a bar fight at Donovan’s Reef in Sea Bright and Watermark Asbury Park was enforcing Murphy’s social distancing Orders and grossing only 7% of their normal Saturday night revenue.
Indoor dining is prohibited in NJ restaurants until July, 2, unless you’re dining where Murphy dines…and it rains.
Wow. The hypocrisy is astounding! https://t.co/Vj4vSJPkvm— Declan O’Scanlon (@declanoscanlon) June 29, 2020
Senator Declan O’Scanlon told MMM that he heard from the Governor’s office shortly after he posted his 6:51 a.m. tweet expressing his amazement at Murphy’s hypocrosy.
“The Governor didn’t eat inside Saturday night,” the Governor’s spokesperson said according to O’Scanlon. “He went inside when it was pouring like everyone did to wait it out. Just like everyone else. “Except he was the only one to wear a mask.”
An eye witness disputes the Governor’s Office spin:
I was there. He ate inside, maybe because if the rain. But he only came out to the very crowded bar for pictures. The waitress told us he ate inside. If he ate outside I would have walked passed him twice n he would have been soaked. The only place out of the rain was there bar. pic.twitter.com/9EQoxtLRBg— Evilklnevil (@evilkleinevil) June 29, 2020
Tune into Murphy’s daily knucklehead briefing at 2:30 this afternoon for an update.