Newly Elected Democrat Ran Away, Now We Know Where He Went & What It Cost

Good job, New Jersey. You rejected the Republican Party when you replaced Gov. Chris Christie with a Democrat governor. But already the state is in shambles and his supporters want him gone. It’s a good thing he’s taken the obvious route, fleeing on vacation.

Newly elected Gov. Phil Murphy is already in trouble. Imagine my surprise. (Photo Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for iStar)

Last year, Democrats “took back New Jersey” when they rejected Republicans to elect Phil Murphy as governor. It might not be a shock to those paying attention: Christie didn’t end his time in office with flying colors. Tarnished with scandal and complaints, the Republican Party had an uphill battle convincing the state to put another one of their candidates in office. But, as we always know, the alternative was much worse.

Democrats pounced on the opportunity by pushing a former BarackObama crony into power. But things haven’t worked out very well. Only six months in, people are calling for Murphy’s head. Some are even talking about stripping him of power. Already. That’s got to be a record.

So what’s an embattled, failing, corrupt governor to do? Go on vacation, naturally. Democrats and New Jersey residents are outraged that the governor is fleeing to his $7 million Italian home.

You just can’t make this stuff up.

His constituents are complaining about the state’s crumbling transit system. His own party wants to strip him of gubernatorial powers. The soccer team he owns is living in dire conditions, and one of his sons has been in trouble with the law.

What’s a newly elected governor with no experience in elected office to do? He takes a vacation far, far away.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy raised eyebrows last week as he embarked on a swanky 11-day trip to Italy, where he owns a $7 million home he bought during his 23-year stint at Goldman Sachs.

The trip comes just six months after Murphy — a Democrat and former diplomat under President Barack Obama — was elected to the top job in the state.

The governor’s office initially declined the reveal where Murphy was going for his holiday, but NJ.com solved the mystery and reported that Italy was the destination. The state’s taxpayers will pick up the tab for protecting the governor while he’s on vacation, with the tab reaching as much as $100,000. [Source: Fox News]

Wow. Ruin the state and run off to an exotic location? This guy really is an Obama disciple!

How infuriating is it to know that the taxpayers are paying for this man’s protection, to the tune of $100,000? This man has neglected his new office and is enjoy a vacation few people could imagine. Just like a Democrat.

Murphy came to power — like many politicians — by promising to fix the errors of the previous administration. Yet after six months, things in New Jersey have rapidly gotten worse. Murphy promised to improve conditions for transit users, only to renege on that one a few weeks later.

It seems like the problems facing the governor could be easily solved, if he bothered to show up for work. But things are getting so bad that people within his own party are seeking to strip him of power.

The New Jersey governor’s struggles to solve issues may also embolden already existing calls from within his own party to strip him of powers when it comes to deciding how much money various taxes and programs should raise each year, NorthJersey.com reported. [Source: Fox News]

This doesn’t bode well for his time in office. Considering he preferred to flee on vacation than stick around to settle the state’s problems, it doesn’t look like Murphy cares about the well-being of New Jersey residents. Perhaps they should reconsider their choices when the next election time rolls around. I can’t imagine the Republican candidate would be this terrible.

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