Gov. Phil Murphy (D-N.J.) has taken his war with two South Jersey gym owners to tyrannical new heights.
Ian Smith, the co-owner of Atilis Gym, explained to Tucker Carlson on Thursday that state officials “emptied out every single dollar that we have” from the business’s legal defense fund amid its battle over Covid-19 fines, arrests, and other punitive measures.
Townhall’s Leah Barkoukis reports:
“As of this morning, without warning, and without permission, and in the middle of litigation, Governor Murphy took it upon himself to empty our bank account entirely, to the tune of $165,000,” explained Smith on a video posted to social media.
He said it still wouldn’t stop him.
“We will continue to fight this fight because we know, based upon what is outlined in the Constitution, that when we get to the right courts and in front of a judge who respects the Constitution, we will win this case,” he continued. “And we will make sure that no governor, or no government official, will ever wield these powers ever again.”
“We are now in our eighth-month of a very nasty, long and drawn out legal battle against Governor Philip Murphy and Judith Persichilli at the Health Department here in New Jersey,” he said. “We also have ongoing litigation against the eighty municipal and criminal charges against us; ongoing litigation in the case of the revocation of our business license without due process; and the unconstitutional health department shut-down that was placed upon us in the first place.”
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