New Jersey’s New Democrat Governor Flees To $7 Million Dollar Home In Italy As Problems Mount

Guest post by Mike LaChance:

Phil Murphy has been the governor of New Jersey for a little over six months but he’s already a disaster. His state is dealing with all kinds of problems and in reaction, Murphy has fled the state for a swanky vacation at his multi-million dollar home in Italy.

FOX News reports:

Dem governor flees to $7M Italian vacation home as political, personal problems mount

His constituents are complaining about the state’s crumbling transit system. His own party wants to strip him of gubernatorial powers. The soccer team he owns is living in dire conditions, and one of his sons has been in trouble with the law.

What’s a newly elected governor with no experience in elected office to do? He takes a vacation far, far away.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy raised eyebrows last week as he embarked on a swanky 11-day trip to Italy, where he owns a $7 million home he bought during his 23-year stint at Goldman Sachs.

The trip comes just six months after Murphy — a Democrat and former diplomat under President Barack Obama — was elected to the top job in the state.

The governor’s office initially declined the reveal where Murphy was going for his holiday, but NJ.com solved the mystery and reported that Italy was the destination. The state’s taxpayers will pick up the tab for protecting the governor while he’s on vacation, with the tab reaching as much as $100,000.

The people of New Jersey are probably having a little voter’s remorse right now. Can you blame them?

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