Guadagno issues challenge for two additional debates
Former Goldman Sachs banker Phil Murphy, the Democrat nominee for NJ Governor, declared unequivocally that he would make New Jersey a sanctuary state, should he be elected and should Congress fail to act on DACA before the March 5, 2018 deadline set by President Trump when he revoked former President Obama’s Executive Order which gave extra-constitutional protections to illegal immigrants who were brought into the United States as children.
Lt. Governor Kim Guadano, the GOP Gubernatorial nominee, declared she would follow the law, noting that she is a former federal prosecutor, state prosecutor and a former Monmouth County Sheriff.
Univision reporter Mariela Salgado asked the candidates “what specifically” they would do if Congress does not act on DACA. There are 20-22 thousand such people living in New Jersey.
Guadagno said she would use the bully pulpit to urge Congress to create a law “that solves the problem once and for all so that we don’t have this uncertainty going forward.”
Sticking to the theme of her campaign, Guadagno said she would make New Jersey more affordable for them to live here, by lowering taxes.
On follow up, Salgado asked Guadagno what she would do if Congress does not act by March 5. “I would follow the law,” the Lt Governor said, noting that she is a former federal prosecutor, former state prosecutor and former Monmouth County Sheriff.
“What I would not do, what I would not do,” Guadagno said, is make it more dangerous for law enforcement officers and people living in the State of New Jersey, by making New Jersey a sanctuary state.”
Murphy declared unequivocally that he would make New Jersey a sanctuary state. It is a black and white moral issue, written in poetry on the Statue of Liberty, he said.
Guadagno followed up by pointing out instances of illegals committing violent crimes in New Jersey and Murphy’s promises to have those violent criminals backs.
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Clearly the winner of the Tuesday night debate, Guadagno challenged Murphy to two more debates, in addition to the October 18 face off scheduled at Willian Paterson University.
“Two debates do not provide enough time to dive into the full details of Murphy’s promised tax increases and the impact his sanctuary state policy will have on public safety in New Jersey,” Guadagno said. “From property taxes to sanctuary state to Harvey Weinstein, Phil Murphy changed the subject and dodged issue after issue last night. I challenge Phil Murphy to two additional debates so that New Jerseyans can get more answers directly from the candidates before Election Day.”