Senate Republican Leader Anthony M. Bucco and Senator Michael Testa issued a joint statement in response to confirmation that the Murphy administration knew about Orsted’s decision to pull the plug on offshore wind and tipped off Trenton Democrats before the announcement on October 31.
It is very disturbing that the Murphy administration knew about Orsted’s decision a week before an official announcement was made. This kind of unacceptable behavior is further evidence of Governor Murphy’s lack of transparency and his administration’s desire to keep the Legislature in the dark. Keeping this information quiet is suspect and calls for speculation as to whether he wanted Orsted to delay their announcement until after the election. This is all the more reason why legislative hearings are long overdue.
Governor Murphy’s behavior should come as no surprise. He has ruled New Jersey like a king. His handling of Orsted is akin to his attempt to hide information about nursing home deaths during the pandemic and his failure to keep veterans safe. This is not the kind of leadership that New Jerseyans deserve. It is time for a change.