N.J. Gov. Murphy shreds Sen. McConnell for ‘utterly irresponsible’ call for states to go bankrupt over coronavirus costs

Gov. Phil Murphyon Wednesday launched into a fiery takedown of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for saying state and local governments with cratered finances because of the coronaviruspandemic should be allowed to file for bankruptcyrather than rely on federal aid.“My breath is taken away,” Murphy, a Democrat, said of the Kentucky Republican during his daily coronavirus press briefingin Trenton.“Really? This is the time, in a moment of crisis unlike any our country has faced in at least 100 years, to suggest it’s a good thing for states to go bankrupt?” the governor asked.“Come on, …

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