Gov. Chris Christie spotted on the beach during budget crisis

The New Jersey governor and his family were photographed at then-closed Island Beach State Park in New Jersey on Sunday.
2:29 | 07/04/17

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Transcript for Gov. Chris Christie spotted on the beach during budget crisis
And finally tonight Chris Christie has earned the lowest approval rating of any governor in America. Will what he did tonight change that? It was the ultimate summer bummer, a government shut down closing state beaches up and down the Jersey shore the day before fourth of July. All 40 state parks are closed. Closed but not for governor Chris Christie who had island beach to himself basking on empty acres of sand. The governor has residents of the beach that's the way it goes. Run for governor and it will be your resident. He implied he was working hard to reopen government. It didn't clog but I didn't get any sun today. Problem is a local newspaper snapped those photos overhead and one complaint that he didn't get sun because he had a cap on. Here on the Jersey shore they're not buying it, with that photo, and headline "Governor soaks up sun on cloebeach closed". I think it's awful that he doesn't care about the people. You voted for him twice, what do you see in seeing this picture. It shows a lot of arrogance. I'm embarrassed he's our governor and that I voted for him. Some using #beachgate and even his own lieutenant governor piling on. It's beyond words. It's insensitive to the people who can't use the park. Christie's approval rating just 15%. Still today he was defiant. Let's be really clear that's our residents and we have right to be there whenever we want to be there. I don't back away from it and I think my poll numbers show I don't care about political optics. The dep has been ordered by me to have all state parks open tomorrow morning at Normal time. Just in time for New Jersey residents to enjoy their fourth of July, in New Jersey. Thanks for watching ABC news and as always on celebrity page TV Selena Gomez joins us for an exclusive interview. I've been in the studio for

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