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NJ Gov. Murphy: Will Resist Trump's 'All-out Assault on New Jersey'

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (Seth Wenig/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 16 January 2018 09:08 PM

Newly sworn-in Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey declared Tuesday that his administration would "resist every move" from President Donald Trump.

In his inaugural address, the former Wall Street banker, who's never before held elected office, pledged to "immediately resist Washington's all-out assault on New Jersey."

"This is not as much a battle between Democrats and Republicans, but a battle between right and wrong — between standing up for the people of New Jersey or standing for failed Washington politics," he said.

"We will resist every move from President Trump and a misguided congressional leadership that would worsen income inequality; or divide families or deny access to college for our Dreamers; or defund essential infrastructure; or gut health care for our children, seniors, and the working poor; or provide a tax windfall to giant corporations and billionaires at the expense of our working and middle-class families."

He also targeted the administration's proposal to open up permits for offshore oil and natural gas drilling that the governors of nearly every Atlantic and Pacific state have opposed.

"We will resist the dangerous and wrong attempt to allow drilling for oil off our precious shore," Murphy said, vowing to "not back down in our fight to protect the Jersey Shore from President Trump and the special industry special interests."

The Democratic governor said he was "proud" to have signed a letter with former GOP Gov. Chris Christie and the state's two U.S. senators petitioning against the drilling proposal.

"And we must reject the president's dark belief of an America in decline and in carnage," he added.

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Newly sworn-in Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey declared Tuesday that his administration would "resist every move" from President Donald Trump.
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