New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) and leaders from the Essex County Education Association (ECEA) were photographed maskless at the Garden State Equality Ball on October 8. In August, Murphy imposed a mask mandate for students, educators, and faculty in New Jersey schools.
The ECEA tweeted images of the governor and association members enjoying the event maskless but quickly deleted the tweet after Shore News Network reported on the post.
“Our 2nd VP Chris Cannella along with our LGBTQ+ Committee Chair Micah Gary-Fryer enjoyed the Garden State Equality Ball last night along with NJEA leadership and staff,” the deleted tweet read. The ECEA posted a follow-up tweet, with an image of the removed tweet, in an attempt to clarify the deletion. “This tweet was removed because