TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio commented on the New Jersey Education Association having YouTube remove the Assembly Republican Office’s parody video of the union’s nationally-criticized TV commercial that accuses parents of being extremists.
“The NJEA’s action only drives home the Republicans’ point that they will stop at nothing to censor differing opinions, whether it is parents at board meetings or political speech in a video,” DiMaio (R-Warren) said. “Instead of being willing to have a conversation, they would rather completely shut down people who are concerned or disagree. This is why parents are so irate. The NJEA pushes controversial policies and ideology on our children and when there is pushback, they bring out the censorship police.”
“If the NJEA was honest in its commercials,” the Assembly Republican Office’s parody ad, was released on YouTube Wednesday and removed by Thursday morning because the NJEA didn’t like the content.