This Is Crazy! New Jersey Beaches Are Closed To Everyone, Except Chris Christie’s Family
New Jersey residents hoping to visit Island Beach State Park this holiday weekend were not allowed in because of the state government shutdown Gov. Chris Christie ordered amid the state budget standoff in Trenton.
While the was beach closed to everyone, they won’t be kicking one family out of a state park because of the state government shutdown:
Gov. Chris Christie, his wife and kids will spend the long Independence Day holiday weekend at the summer beach house provided by the state at Island Beach State Park, Philly.com reported.
Meanwhile, police were turning away cars, bicyclists, and joggers attempting to enter the popular park.
“I’m confused about it,” said Ronah Harris, who traveled from Princeton to spend the holiday weekend at Island Beach. “For Fourth of July weekend? It’s unfortunate. It’s ironic.”
“Gov. Christie, get the h— off the beach!” Larry Manno of Ridgefield, Connecticut, told the Asbury Park Press, mocking what Christie told residents leading up to Superstorm Sandy.
Henry Walker, a local fisherman, was so angry that Christie and his family were staying at the beach he let loose some colorful language the New York Times described as “a stream of unprintable invective.”
When a reporter asked Christie Saturday if he thought it fair that his family would be free to enjoy a state park that would be closed to the public as a result of the shutdown, Christie stressed that the beach house is separate from the park and that his family does not ask for any state services.
“I don’t know if it’s fair, but … my family doesn’t ask for any services while we are there,” Christie said.
When asked about it again on Saturday, Christie said: “Run for governor, and you can have a residence there.”