According to news reports greedy drug company CEO and New Jersey Republican Senate nominee, Bob Hugin’s rejected gay students from a club he led during his senior year at Princeton University. In response, the New Jersey Democratic State Committee released two statements from community leaders who believe Hugin’s hateful attitude toward the LGBTQ community should disqualify his candidacy.
[Trenton] — Today, after news reports exposed greedy drug company CEO and New Jersey Republican Senate nominee Bob Hugin’s rejection of gay students from a club he led during his senior year at Princeton University, the New Jersey Democratic State Committee released the following two statements from community leaders:
“Bob Hugin has now been exposed as an opponent of LGBTQ rights and someone who we absolutely cannot allow to represent our state,” said Chris Hillmann, a Councilman in Hasbrouck Heights, and a chairperson of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee’s LGBTQ Caucus. “Hugin not only campaigned against protection for gay and lesbian students, he callously joked that a gay member of his exclusive social club ‘wouldn’t last a day.’ The truth is that Bob Hugin shouldn’t last another day in this campaign, because these remarks are absolutely disqualifying to his candidacy.”
“New Jersey’s colleges and universities have long served as a place where people of all backgrounds can come together in the pursuit of knowledge and contribute to our community. Bob Hugin’s disgraceful comments remind us of a time when LGBTQ students weren’t as welcome in institutions of higher learning,” said Dr. Wartyna “Nina” Davis, Professor of Political Science and a Councilwoman in Bloomfield. “This troubling episode should serve as a wake up call to all New Jersey residents that Bob Hugin does not share our values, and consequently that we must rally against his candidacy to prevent someone with this history from serving our state in the U.S. Senate.”