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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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Raymond A Martucci
Raymond A Martucci
1 year ago

It is to bad that someone doesn’t stop this so called govenor who is more of a tyrant. He needs to be sued locked up and lose everything he’s got. Hope he is being watched and his time will end soon. I don’t care who he is this clown needs locking up where he belongs. Murphy is sure no real American he sounds like someone who is from another country in our government

Amawalk 2
Amawalk 2
1 year ago

John Pizzarelli needs to add another verse or two to his iconic satire. “I like Jersey Best”.

Gretchen Smith
Gretchen Smith
1 year ago

Another demorat thief, just like the other demorats. New Jersey is the garbage state for sure.

NCgal2018
NCgal2018
1 year ago
Reply to  Gretchen Smith

All Demonrat state

Louisa Swanson
Louisa Swanson
1 year ago
Reply to  Gretchen Smith

HEY, NOT ALL OF JERSEY, THANK YOU!! I’M A REPUBLICAN FROM JERSEY AND I ASSURE YOU I DID NOT VOTE FOR THIS CLOWN!!
AND WE ARE NOT GARBAGE! THE TOWN WHERE I LIVE IS VERY CLEAN AND QUIET!! PEOPLE HERE ARE NICE AND POLITE TO EACH OTHER!
NEW YORK IS THE GARBAGE STATE AND WE ARE CERTAINLY NOT NEW YORK!

Ginger
Ginger
1 year ago
Reply to  Louisa Swanson

I’m sorry to say this but Evil is growing all around you and in time your little town. Will be included in the Communist plan. I pray God will take care of this evil problem our Country is facing

Betty Fontana
Betty Fontana
1 year ago
Reply to  Ginger

So happy to live in Florida. Our governor is one of the best! Not only trying to help small businesses survive during COVID 19 but also pushing to obtain the vaccine for elderly and first responders.

Jane Stacy
Jane Stacy
1 year ago
Reply to  Louisa Swanson

me niether

Joe Fratz
Joe Fratz
1 year ago
Reply to  Louisa Swanson

I have been to New Jerkski three times, all I am able to say, “It’s a good place to be from …………. far from!!!”

Robert L. Kaufman
Robert L. Kaufman
1 year ago

I would be interested to hear the legal justification for the Governor’s action.

George Lukens
George Lukens
1 year ago

As long as they are in litigation he must be innocent until proven guilty. Without declaring martial law the Gov is probably guilty of grand theft. To say nothing about the Constitution!

Wyatt
Wyatt
1 year ago
Reply to  George Lukens

Well he is a Democrat , therefore , He is Guilty as Charged ! Case Closed , Book him DanO !