NJ Citizens Respond To Christie’s Beach Closure Controversy In Brutal Fashion
A video posted on Twitter showing New Jersey people cheering a plane as it flies by the Jersy shores is going viral. The reason? The plane was pulling a banner reading “Tell Chris Christie: Get the hell off Island Beach State Park.”
The banner is a response to the controversy surrounding Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) weekend visit to the state-owned Island Beach State Park. Christie traveled to the park hours after ordering all state parks and beaches closed due to a government shutdown over a funding dispute with the state legislature.
Photos taken on Sunday of Christie lounging at the beach with his family brought widespread criticism, including from Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno (R).
“If I were governor, I sure wouldn’t be sitting on the beach if taxpayers didn’t have access to state beaches. It’s beyond words,” Guadagno said in a Facebook post.
Christie defended his stay, saying his role as governor gives him access to the perks of a residence at Island Beach.
“Run for governor, and you can have a residence there,” Christie said at a news conference Saturday.
No wonder his approval ratings are in the tank!
Watch the video below:
Beachgoers cheer as banner plane telling Gov. Christie to "get the hell of the beach" passes by. pic.twitter.com/7D4qXGqGRX
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