In case you didn’t know, the state of New Jersey is officially shut down. It seems that trump’s man in Trenton is fighting lawmakers over some issues having to do with the budget.
Now this wouldn’t be such a big deal, but it’s the 4th of July weekend, and some of the public beaches and picnic areas that are usually opened to the public are now closed to everyone. Well… almost everyone.
“While state parks were closed to the public, Christie said at a news conference at the governor’s office in Trenton on Sunday that he joined his family at Island Beach State Park this weekend, traveling by the taxpayer-funded state helicopter.
“I traveled there, and I traveled back, and I’ll travel back again by helicopter,” Christie said.
“That’s where my family is sleeping, so that’s where I’ll sleep tonight. When I have a choice between sleeping with my family or sleeping alone, I generally like to sleep where my family is.”
The governor said there were no lifeguard or trash pickup services for his family. He would not say whether his family was able to swim without lifeguards present.
The shutdown began at 12:01 a.m. Saturday. The state constitution does not provide for short-term spending measures, meaning it must pass a budget for fiscal year 2018 for the government to reopen and provide full services.” [Source]
You can’t make this stuff up. While the entire state is shut down and its residence can’t even enjoy the holidays at one of its public beaches, the governor and his family helicopter back and forth to the shore. Nice!
Governor Christie will fits right in with the trump administration.
Speaking of trump (I was hoping to avid tweeting about him tonight, but he makes it so hard for me.), did you all see where he did a wresting style video of himself beating down a man with a CNN head?
Yes, your president really did that.
And I am sorry, but if you are not embarrassed by this man’s behavior by now, I am embarrassed for you.
*Pic from huffingtonpost.com