Chris Christie Under Fire After Lounging At Beach He Closed In Shutdown

Chris Christie Under Fire After Lounging At Beach Closed In ShutdownNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) was photographed on Sunday lounging with his family on a beach at a state park closed under a government shutdown he ordered on Friday. The pictures, showing Christie in a beach chair wearing a baseball cap, bathing suit, and T-shirt, were taken shortly before Christie flew back to Trenton in a state helicopter to unsuccessfully work on breaking a budget impasse that led to the shutdown. He faced criticism on social media for using Island Beach State Park over the July 4 holiday weekend when state residents could not. Christie, whose family is staying in a beach house provided by the state, replied: “Run for governor, and you can have a residence there.”