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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Jeff Van Drew (NJ02)

November 16, 2020

Press Release

Contact: Scott Weldon (202)225-6572

As elected officials we take an oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States and the First Amendment is crystal clear about the right of the people to peacefully assemble, particularly in the privacy of their own homes ahead of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the rest of the Holiday Season, said United States Congressman Jeff Van Drew. This is the United States of America, and no matter how noble Governor Murphy may believe his intentions to be, he must respect the rule of law and the limits on his executive authority or the State Legislature and the people of New Jersey must hold him accountable.