New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said that while he respects the rights of protesters rallying against stay-at-home orders, he doesn't agree with them.
“While I respect their right to protest, I wish they would do it virtually from home and responsibly, No. 1, and No. 2, I literally don’t agree with them," he said.
“We want people to stay home,” he added, “and to stay away from each other.”
He said based on facts, data, and science the course of direction for the state is “unmistakable” and “unambiguous.” The facts are “overwhelmingly on the side of doing what we’re doing," Murphy said.
Meanwhile, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine urged anyone gathering to protest to be safe.
When asked about the protesters at the Ohio capitol today, DeWine said, “I have full respect for protesters, but I just ask them to be safe.”
“My job is to listen to the people of Ohio and guide us in a way that gets us through this, by losing as few people as possible, while trying to put our economy back together,” the governor added.