Phil Murphy, the newly sworn-in Democratic New Jersey governor, said in an address Tuesday that his administration will "resist every move from President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rails against impeachment in speech to Texas farmers Trump administration planning to crack down on 'birth tourism': report George Conway on Trump adding Dershowitz, Starr to legal team: 'Hard to see how either could help' MORE."

"We will resist every move from President Trump and a misguided congressional leadership," Murphy said to applause, going on to attack key items in the president's agenda.


Murphy said his administration will "resist any moves that worsen income inequality" or "provide a tax windfall to giant corporations and billionaires at the expense of our working and middle-class families," taking aim at the Republican-backed tax plan that passed into law in December.

The Garden State governor also targeted the Trump administration's proposal to open up permits for offshore oil and natural gas drilling that the governors of nearly every Atlantic and Pacific state have opposed. 

"We will resist the dangerous and wrong attempt to allow drilling for oil off our precious shore," Murphy said, vowing to "not back down in our fight to protect the Jersey Shore from President Trump and the special industry special interests."

The Democratic governor said he was "proud" to have signed a letter with former Gov. Chris Christie (R) and the state's two U.S. senators petitioning against the drilling proposal.

"And we must reject the president's dark belief of an America in decline and in carnage," Murphy added. 

Murphy, the former U.S. ambassador to Germany, was sworn in Tuesday morning. The Democrat replaced Christie, a former GOP primary challenger to Trump who left office with the lowest ratings of any governor in the state's history.