As I heard Ciattarelli spell out this agenda, my mind reeled back to 2017, when he first ran for governor. Back then, he was a centrist who supported increasing income taxes on the rich to address the fiscal crisis, while cutting pension and health benefits for public workers. He supported increasing the gas tax so we could rebuild our roadways. He called President Trump a “charlatan” back then, and said he refused to vote for him in 2016.
Since then, he’s changed his wardrobe to fit the times. He voted for Trump in 2020 and won’t rule out voting for him again in 2024.