New Jersey steamed on Monday over aerial photographs that showed Gov. Chris Christie and his family sunbathing in the privacy of an empty beach while frustrated beachgoers were turned away because of a budget impasse.
After failing to reach agreement on a new budget by Friday, the state closed down beaches, parks, museum and the division of motor vehicles. The shutdown angered residents who hoped to enjoy 80-degree-plus temperatures during a holiday weekend.
But disappointment turned to fury when photographs were published showing Christie relaxing on the closed beach with his family on Sunday afternoon.