Following Pou Attack, Webber and Wife Demand Apology from Sherrill in CD11

Following a statement issued yesterday by Senator Nellie Pou (D-35) against him, Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-26), Republican candidate for Congress in CD11, and his wife, issued strong statements of rebuke.
“I am a husband and a father before anything else in this world, and I am outraged at the depths that Mikie Sherrill has sunk to already,” Webber said. “At the mere suggestion that her association with the ethically challenged Bob Menendez is relevant and should be explained, Mikie unleashed a vitriolic and unhinged attack that uses my four daughters to take a political cheap shot.  Trying to pit daughters against their dad to score political points is reprehensible.  My wife Johanna and I demand an immediate apology.

“I am proud of my record on issues important to women. I have won increased support for battered women shelters, protected our schoolchildren from sexual predators, and fought to make New Jersey a place where women can start a business and find good jobs.  And in my professional career, I’ve represented many women who suffered discrimination and retaliation in the workplace.  I’ll do more of the same in Washington, D.C., to create and expand opportunities for women and men across the nation.

“Sadly, Mikie has chosen to go down the tired and worn path of the politics of personal destruction that the Democratic party has trotted out for the last decade. NJ-11 deserves better than this.  Mikie’s tactics are disgraceful and the exact type of gutter politics New Jerseyans should reject.”

Statement from Johanna Webber:

“Yesterday one of Mikie Sherrill’s surrogates tried to use my four daughters to make a political attack against Jay. Ms. Sherrill’s campaign injected my 15 year old, 13 year old, 11 year old, and 3 year old right into the middle of a political debate, an absolutely disgraceful thing to do. Ms. Sherrill can say whatever she wants against Jay and me and the countless others who share our views and principles, but she crosses the line when she drags my children into it. Moreover, it’s disappointing to see such an example being set for my daughters – do we really want our girls to become women who would exploit even a toddler to score political points? From one mother to another, I ask Ms. Sherrill to apologize to my girls for allowing her campaign to drag them into the political arena, and I really must insist that it never happen again.”
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  • Justin Escher Alpert

    When the candidates are done with their petty infighting, The People of New Jersey’s Eleventh Congressional District are prepared to work to develop Policy positions to put their next Representative into a real philosophical leadership position in Washington, with solid, broad, bipartisan support back home.

  • Joseph Blaettler

    If Webber does not want his family involved than he should stop using his family on his elect material and tell his wife to stop writing letters demanding apologies. Additionally, Mikie Sherrill did not attack his family. Jay Webber is a partisan hack whose values do not represent a majority of the 11th district. The republicans are losing control of the 11th because people like Webber support Trump/Christie policies which have screwed over New Jersey.

  • John Tobak

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