New Jersey residents are furious at Gov. Chris Christie, who was photographed on Sunday with his family relaxing on a beach that was closed to the public because Christie shutdown the state government after failing to pass a budget.
After the Republican governor defended his actions on a radio interview, his second-in-command, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadango expressed her disgust on Twitter. “It’s beyond words. If I were gov, sure wouldn’t be sitting on beach if taxpayers didn’t have access to state beaches.”
She also added a Facebook link that calls for an end to the shutdown.
“We need to end the shutdown now,” Guadagno wrote. “It’s hurting small businesses and ordinary New Jerseyans. Instead of political games, Governor Christie, Speaker Prieto and Senate President Sweeney should pass a budget that delivers property tax relief and puts taxpayers first.”
According to Quinnipiac polls, Christie is not only incredibly unpopular in his own state, but he is the most unpopular governor in America in the last 20 years.