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State senator: Calling New Jerseyans knuckleheads is unbecoming, unnecessary

Gov. Phil Murphy has said it at his daily news conferences, and it’s been seen on digital signs throughout New Jersey, but the use of the word knucklehead is not sitting well with one of New Jersey’s senators.

News 12 Staff

May 4, 2020, 9:57 AM

Updated 1,451 days ago

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Gov. Phil Murphy has said it at his daily news conferences, and it’s been seen on digital signs throughout New Jersey, but the use of the word knucklehead is not sitting well with one of New Jersey’s senators.
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Republican Joe Pinnaccio says calling New Jerseyans knuckleheads is unbecoming and unnecessary.
The signs can be seen throughout the state when it comes to practicing social distancing and following the orders laid out by the governor in the continuing battle against coronavirus.
"We saw a lot of the so-called knucklehead behavior with people ignoring social distancing, and if we see that again, we will not hesitate - I don't say this with any joy, to reclose the parks,” says Gov. Murphy. “I sincerely do not want to do that."
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"The sophomoric language is unbecoming of the governor, and certainly not fair to the people of New Jersey,” says Sen. Pennachhio. “Webster defines a knucklehead as a 'stupid person.' Is that what you think of sacrificing New Jersey citizens? Really?"
Reopening the parks appeared to run smoothly over the weekend, which is good news for just about everyone.


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