On Thursday, former New Jersey Gov tried to circumvent a TSA checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport Terminal C when he learned the hard way that his special treatment is over.
Christie, accompanied by State Police security detail, went to the checkpoint commonly used by dignitaries —one he used for the eight years he was in office.
But a Port Authority police officer refused to let Christie pass, telling the former governor that he is no longer allowed to use that access, CBS reports.
Instead, Christie was sent to the regular security screening line for all passengers. The Republican had no choice but go to the general boarding area, according to the report.
Former governors get a State Police security detail for a period of time after they leave office.
Christie finished two terms governor on Tuesday, when Democrat Phil Murphy was sworn in to succeed him.
A spokesperson for the Port Authority declined to comment and Christie couldn’t be immediately reached for his reaction to the incident.