OPINION: Welle Insulted Local Residents

Josh Welle

Democrat Josh Welle is running for a seat in the House of Representatives against Republican Congressman Chris Smith in New Jersey’s Fourth Congressional District. The election is on Nov. 6.

Mr. Welle is a veteran and I thank him for his military service. Can’t thank him enough. Now his comments mentioned online on Aug. 2 regarding residents of the 4th District are insulting and misleading. He says he wants to end racism and discrimination in the district.

“But as you go to Howell and Jackson and Allentown and Millstone, and people who voted for Chris Smith for 37 years,” he said. “They’re not there.” Mr. Welle sure has a funny way of trying to get votes.

I lived and served in Howell and now live in Jackson. And just because a good many of us in the 4th District are conservatives or lean Republican does not make us racist. Mr. Welle’s “progressive” ways have failed everywhere they’ve been applied and will only place more of a burden on people and businesses already fleeing our state in droves.

Nino Borrelli
Jackson

Ed note: the full quote was: “I want to move this district forward. I want to fight against discrimination in this district. I want to fight against racism in this district. I want to bring new jobs to this district in the green economy. But as you go to Howell and Jackson and Allentown and Millstone, and people who voted for Chris Smith for 37 years. They’re not there yet.”

Here’s the article I’m referring to and writing regarding:

shorenewsnetwork.com/new-jersey/ocean-county-news/jackson-news/progressive-democrat-candidate-welle-to-confront-racist-jackson-residents-tonight/

 

 

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