Gov. Murphy calls Trump's election attacks 'worst set of remarks'
President Trump's attacks on the integrity of the election are making waves across the political aisle. Democrats and Republicans alike are calling him out for comments made as Joe Biden's lead in the vote count grows.
"That was I think, the worst set of remarks ever delivered by any American president, last night. It's just hard to put it any other way," Gov. Phil Murphy said.
Trump's remarks included baseless claims that people were attempting to steal the election from him and accusations the election was fraudulent and corrupt.
"Let's count the votes," Gov. Murphy said. "By the way, he can still win this. If I were in his shoes, I would let this play out, you just never know."
The Republican leader of the state Assembly Jon Bramnick said on Twitter he is "deeply concerned" by the president's allegation and that "this attack directly from the White House is dangerous to our democracy."
Gov. Murphy applauded the social media message, saying that's the kind of leadership New Jersey needs to see from both sides of the aisle in Trenton.
"We need responsible leadership to stand up once the votes are counted and the decision is obvious," he said. "If it is not his victory, and it's Vice President Biden's, we need to move on and accept that decision. "
He encourages patience from New Jersey voters and from the president as the votes are counted.