By CBSNewYork Team

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Some Republican lawmakers were blocked from entering the New Jersey State Assembly chambers Thursday in Trenton.

Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin said the small group refused to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test.

We’re told state troopers eventually let some of the legislators in.

There was no immediate word if they will face punishment for failing to comply with the mandate, which took effect Wednesday.

CBSNewYork Team