Gov. Christie taking heat over chopper tripPosted: Updated:
Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) is facing some backlash after using a New Jersey State Police helicopter to attend his son's baseball game.
The governor arrived at his son's baseball game in Montvale in the chopper yesterday. Afterward, he returned to Mercer County. About an hour later, Christie was seen meeting with GOP donors at the governor's mansion.
Assemblywoman Joan Quigley (D-Jersey City) sponsored the legislation that helped the state police get the chopper. She says the chopper fleet is supposed to be for emergency use, or to shuttle governors to official state business. Christie had no public schedule yesterday.
The trip also served as a regularly scheduled training mission for the helicopter pilots, so there was no extra cost to the taxpayers.
Gov. Christie takes state police chopper to son's baseball game