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Questions On State Helicopter Ride Await Gov. Christie

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will face questions Thursday about using a State Police helicopter to fly to his son’s high school baseball game.

Reporters will be on hand for a bill signing in Denville.

The governor decided not to reimburse the state for the costs of the flight.

Christie spokesman Michael Drewniak said the helicopter use was appropriate and the governor “does not reimburse for security and travel.”

Christie and his wife arrived by chopper just before Tuesday’s game between Delbarton High School and St. Joseph’s in Montvale.

The Christies left in the 5th inning and headed to the governor’s mansion in Princeton. That’s where a delegation of Iowans couldn’t convince Christie to run for president.

The police superintendent said flight hours were logged daily for for security and training missions, so there was no additional cost to taxpayers.

“I don’t think any of it was government-related or policy-related,” said Assemblywoman Valerie Huttle (D-Englewood). “This is to me an example of do as a I say, not as I do.”

A special commission recommended New Jersey governors use helicopters as a matter of safety after the 2007 car crash involving then Governor Jon Corzine.

Christie has done so 35 times since taking office.

(Source: WCBSTV)

2 Responses

  1. He is the leader of the sovereign state of New Jersey. If he takes some perks that’s fine with me as long as he serves the state well, which he has.

  2. This is just the beginning of what many of us who used to admire Christie have found out: He is a fraud!

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