And Then There Were Two: Doug Steinhardt Exits NJ Gov Race, Two Trump Loyalists Still Vying It Out For GOP Nomination
Former NJ GOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt announced today that he is exiting the New Jersey governor’s race – but that still leaves two Republican candidates who have fully embraced Donald Trump’s divisive agenda.
Both Hirsh Singh and Jack Ciattarelli are Trump loyalists who have supported Trump and his disastrous policies. Just this past year, Ciattarelli:
- Responded to the insurrection of the U.S. Capitol building by refusing to condemn Trump, and by echoing Trump’s comments after Charlottesville, saying leaders from “both parties” share responsibility for the attack
- Headlined a “Stop the Steal” rally in Trump’s honor
- Refused to accept basic facts and acknowledge Joe Biden’s win
- Proclaimed Donald Trump’s policies have “worked for the country,” even though Trump has attempted to strip away health care from millions and failed to take action on the COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths
“Doug Steinhardt may be out of the New Jersey governor’s race, but Donald Trump’s disastrous agenda is not,” said DGA Deputy Communications Director Christina Amestoy. “Jack Ciattarelli and Hirsh Singh have both embraced Donald Trump and refused to condemn the lies that led to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol building. Ciattarelli’s failure to stand up for democracy puts New Jerseyans at risk and shows he is unfit to lead.”