Garrett, Gussen Debate in Mahwah [POLL]
Republican centers attacks on President Obama.
Republican 5th District Rep. Scott Garrett largely ignored Democratic challenger Adam Gussen at a debate Sunday in Mahwah, instead focusing his attacks on President Barack Obama, northjersey.com reported.
“I’m not President Obama, and there’s no empty chair for Clint Eastwood to talk to either,” Gussen said, according to the report.
Gussen, Teaneck’s deputy mayor, accused of Garrett of backing “big business and special interests” over area families, according to a Jewish Standard report. He pointed to his experience on the Teaneck council and his work in business development with small to mid-sized businesses.
On foreign policy, Garrett said Obama was “treating our friends as enemies” and pointed to recent violent in the region, the report said. Gussen said Israel was safer under the president because of funding for Israeli defense systems.