MORRISTOWN, NJ - Friday December 14th was move out day for Congressman Frelinghuysen. As the final pieces of furniture and belongings came out of the Congressional office on Schuyler Place in Morristown, demonstrators entered the building. Like most Fridays of the past two years, the day was fraught with protestors, this time bringing a cake and a celebratory party mood.
According to witnesses in the public building, who wish to remain anonymous, a visitor looking for the office in need of government assistance, turned around and left, bewildered by the crowd.
Perhaps it was the protestors blocking the doorway. Or maybe the sight of the protestors standing on the ramp of the moving truck while they were laughing and heckling at the company workers. The movers repeatedly asked for the group to stay clear for safety and the ability to do their job. Those requests were ignored.
There were selfies being taken in the lobby with their middle fingers pointing toward the building marquee.
Many protestors wore their '11th for Change' and 'Mikie Sherrill' t-shirts. One woman stood behind a sign questioning if Rodney was “afraid of nasty women.” There is no report of the Congresswoman-elect condoning or encouraging this behavior.
Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen has served as Chair of the House Appropriations Committee since 2017. He served as a member of Congress for NJ's 11th District since 1995. He announced last January of 2018 that he would retire at the end of his term which concludes this year on December 31st.