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As New Jersey Stands to Benefit From ARP, Jack Ciattarelli Stays Silent

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Today, Dr. Jill Biden is making a visit to New Jersey to celebrate the impact of the American Rescue Plan. As New Jerseyans stand to benefit from the ARP, GOP gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli has refused to support the relief plan.

Ciattarelli’s fellow Republicans in New Jersey all voted against stimulus checks for New Jerseyans, relief for struggling families, additional benefits for unemployed people, state and local aid, and additional funds for vaccines and public education. Ciattarelli has yet to comment on whether he supports this much-needed aid.

The ARP is extremely popular – 70% percent of Americans support the plan, and 64% of Republicans support the stimulus checks, a key element of the proposal.

This isn’t the first time Ciattarelli has put partisan politics first.  Ciattarelli voted for Trump in November because he believes the Trump administration’s agenda, which has included attempting to strip health care away from millions and cut aid for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, has “been good for America.” Ciattarelli also attended a “Stop the Steal” rally like the one that led to the January 6th insurrection and supported Trump’s lies about election fraud.

“All Republicans in New Jersey voted against COVID-19 relief for their constituents, and Jack Ciattarelli has remained completely silent,” said DGA Senior Communications Advisor Christina Amestoy. “New Jerseyans deserve an answer – does Jack Ciattarelli support COVID-19 relief for New Jerseyans, or does he stand with out-of-touch New Jersey Republicans?”