‘We make 100 percent’: NJ Dem ‘jokes’ about withholding Lysol products to strongarm Mitch McConnell

(Obama State Department circa 2015)

A New Jersey Democrat lawmaker whose county is known for producing most of the country’s Lysol disinfectant was caught on video “jokingly” fantasizing about withholding Lysol from the residents of Kentucky.

Why the residents of Kentucky? So that he, former Obama State Department official and current New Jersey Rep. Tom Malinowski, can stick it to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and force the Kentucky senator to pass one of his Democrat colleague’s bills.

“Fun fact about Somerset County [New Jersey]: We make 100 percent of the national supply of Lysol disinfectant,” Malinowski was caught saying in a video conference recording that was obtained by the National Republican Congressional Committee.

“I’ve thought about using with Mitch McConnell, like, ‘Hey, we’re going to hold up the Lysol for Kentucky until you pass her bill.’ I see some thumbs up, but that’s a fantasy that I don’t think, it’s not going to work that way.”

Was that supposed to be funny?


It’s not clear whom he’d meant with he spoke of passing “her bill.”

It’s also not clear when the video was recorded. The NRCC unveiled it on Twitter at 6:35 PM EST Thursday afternoon, a few hours after Malinowski’s Democrat colleagues in the Senate blocked a GOP bill that would have provided small businesses with an additional $250 in federal loans.

“Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., proposed legislation that would boost the popular Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) by $250 billion in addition to the $349 billion Congress approved last month as part of the $2.2 trillion pandemic response known as the CARES Act,” USA Today reported.

“McConnell said the money was needed to keep afloat a program that has processed more than $100 billion in loans to nearly 400,000 businesses in less than a week, according to the Small Business Administration.”

Following the failed vote, Malinowski predictably attributed his “no” vote to President Donald Trump’s recent actions, namely his recent termination of former intelligence community inspector general Michael Atkinson:

However, social media users weren’t convinced by his excuse.


Of the mounting criticism, the key one concerned “pork.”

As noted by a couple critics, Malinowski joined his Democrat colleagues in the House last month in trying to hijack the original emergency coronavirus spending bill (i.e., the CARES Act) with a whole host of unrelated matter, including provisions concerning voting.

In fact, the New Jersey lawmaker was prominently featured in a late March report from The Washington Post titled, “Democrats see coronavirus stimulus as last, best chance for vote-by-mail push.”

And there it was …

So besides rooting for the residents of Kentucky to be denied access to much-needed Lysol disinfectant, Malinowski also has a history of trying to muddy up emergency coronavirus spending bills with unrelated nonsense.

What a guy …

All this comes amid a nationwide shortage in disinfectants.

“As the coronavirus locks down more of the country, shelf after shelf of Lysol sprays and Clorox wipes has been picked clean by shoppers preparing for the possibility that they could be quarantined for weeks or months,” USA Today reported Thursday.

Fact-check: TRUE.

The evidence can be seen everywhere:

The good news is that anyone, including the residents of Kentucky, can create their own lightweight disinfectant using the right materials.

The bad news meanwhile is that there’s not much that can be done to help Malinowski stop being such a “sick,” “disgusting” person …


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