Friday, May 22, 2020

DeFusco & Bhalla in throw down over mayor’s law firm representing NJ GOP in suit against State

In a late-breaking holiday weekend story, Councilman Mike DeFusco fired a guided missile at Mayor Ravi Bhalla after it was learned the Republican law firm where Bhalla holds a second job has filed a lawsuit against Governor Murphy over his allegedly illegal lockdown edict.

Ravi Bhalla is Of Counsel to the law firm and the city spokesman Vijay Chaudhuri fired back with a personal attack about the councilman allegedly going to the gym in Manhattan leading into the pandemic and visiting seniors "door to door" calling it a risk "jeopardizing" their lives.

Rapid fire returned pointing to the unseemly habit of a City spokesman acting as a permanent campaign manager for Ravi Bhalla in defending his second job activity with the Republican law firm.

The Hudson County View has a superb breakdown on the full throttled exchange.



Related: Meanwhile, Governor Murphy feeling the pressure from the lawsuit challenging the state's extended near lockdown announced gatherings of 25 in public places is now approved. He's encouraging social distancing as part of the process.