N.J. Gov. Chris Christie skips cop’s funeral to campaign for Donald Trump in Florida
While a New Jersey state trooper was laid to rest Monday, Gov. Chris Christie (r.) was in Florida to support Donald Trump (l.).
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie skipped a state trooper’s funeral Monday to fuel his out-of-control lovefest with Donald Trump with whom he campaigned with in Florida on the eve of that state’s presidential primary.
As mourners honored Sean Cullen, 31, who was killed in the line of duty last week when he was struck by a passing motorist while responding to a highway car fire, Christie was in the Sunshine State, cozying up to Trump
Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno took Christie’s place at the funeral, while Christie’s camp referred all questions about his scheduling decision to the Trump campaign.
“All State buildings are flying flags at half-staff today in honor of the passing of New Jersey State Trooper Sean Cullen,” Christie posted.
Cullen died Tuesday, a day after he was injured on Interstate 295 in Deptford Township while responding to a car fire. Several fire and police vehicles had emergency lights on, and Cullen was walking near the crash when he was struck.