NEWARK – Excoriating President Donald J. Trump’s tax bill at a press conference this afternoon at One Gateway Center, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) lingered on an unnamed New Jersey colleague on the other side of the aisle.
“It’s a sledgehammer to the state’s economic kneecaps,” said Booker.
He noted that almost everyone in the New Jersey Congressional Delegation – on both sides of the aisle – opposes Trump’s tax plan.
“Everyone with the exception of one congressman, who should be held to account,” said the junior Senator from New Jersey.
That congressman is U.S. Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-3), who voted aye on the bill, and circulates as a potential future statewide candidate for office.
All indications are that MacArthur will run for reelection next year and not for the U.S. Senate against Booker’s colleague, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ).
New Jersey Republican Committee Chairman Doug Steinhardt today told InsiderNJ that his understanding – after having spoken to all the incumbent Republican Congressmen – is that they’re running again in 2018, with the exception of U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-2), who last month announced his retirement at the end of his current term.