Gov. Chris Christie is taking fire for his use of the state helicopter, with the brunt of criticism coming from a group promoting Hillary Clinton’s presidential prospects. NJ.com reports that the group, American Bridge, criticized Christie for flying instead of taking a relatively short (and cheaper) 40 minute drive from Haddon Heights to Trenton following a town meeting:
“Chris Christie is raiding pension funds to offset his massive deficit and constantly pontificating about making tough budget choices and being fiscally responsible. But when it comes to his personal use of taxpayer money, Christie is hardly conservative,” Brad Woodhouse, president of American Bridge, said in a statement.
Christie’s office declined to comment and instead brushed the statement off as “more of the same half-baked partisan nonsense,” said Christie spokesman Kevin Roberts.
In Christie’s defense: Traffic is boooring. [NJ.com]