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Former (insert sound of fun here) Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is used to VIP treatment. During his time as New Jersey’s top state official, he billed taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars for private helicopter flights, eventually reimbursing taxpayers $54,723.19 in just two years for trips that were dynamic to be personal business, like attending his son’s ball game. In once instance, Mr. Big Time even landed right on circuitously football field just before the diversion started.
And who could forget when Christie and his family spent the 4th of Jul secretly frolicking on a open beach that had been sealed to the open since of a state shutdown and bill battle?
This week Democrat Phil Murphy was sworn in as New Jersey’s new administrator and the newly impoverished private citizen Chris Christie was headed out of city when he got a sheer sign that he’s a unchanging ol’ citizen. From CBS New York:
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie learned the tough way that his special diagnosis is over.
Christie tried to by-pass a TSA checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport Terminal C Thursday morning. Christie was with his State Police fact and attempted to enter by a special opening area, located nearby the exit of the limited area of the terminal.
The Port Authority says one of its officers refused to let Christie pass, revelation the former administrator that he is no longer allowed to use that access.
The officer escorted Christie to the unchanging entrance.
As CBS notes, the insurance officers are discretionary for former governors. Apparently Christie is opting to keep them.
Jen Hayden is a author for DailyKos.