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Letter: Why Are Democrats, Media, Ignoring NJ’s Rapegate Scandal?

I would like to know where the public outcry is from activist groups in regards to the sexual assault allegations facing Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration because the silence is both deafening and defining.

I have seen no televised news coverage of this scandal pertaining to protest marches on the State House in Trenton to expose this vile act and obvious cover-up. Could it be that there is none? Where is the rallying cry we heard so often at the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, “Believe Her”? I have not heard that once in Katie Brennan’s defense. Nobody is beating down the doors of the State House, no banners, no posters … nothing. Just silence. The governor and his administration should be poster boys for women’s rights groups due to the scope of this cover-up and the number of people involved in his administration. Yet nobody is pointing out the elephant in the room.

It is obvious that an attempt is being made to bury this incident before major political damage is inflicted. Multiple staffers and current high-ranking officials within the Murphy administration were made aware of the allegations soon after the incident, yet no action was taken until an account of the incident was released over a year later by the Wall Street Journal. The incident occurred during the 2017 New Jersey gubernatorial campaign season and our governor was running on a platform that strongly promoted women’s rights. His Republican opponent was also a woman. This allegation would have been politically devastating had it been exposed during the campaign season. Is it a coincidence that these allegations did not see the light of day until well after the election was secured?
Every registered voter in New Jersey should be outraged by this hypocrisy and deception in our highest level of state government, as they have been manipulated once again by a smooth-talking politician who has been exposed. The deceptive handling of this incident is unacceptable for any government administration at any level, let alone one that campaigned so fiercely for women’s rights and that has championed the “Me Too” movement so publicly, and reeks of a cover-up. Winning and power are all that matter. Campaign promises and idealistic platforms are just hollow words used in order to get elected.

Jay Everett

Pennsauken

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