First on CNN: Christie vacationing in Puerto Rico
February 14th, 2014
06:19 PM ET
9 years ago

First on CNN: Christie vacationing in Puerto Rico

Washington (CNN) - On the heels of a major winter storm that blanketed his state with snow, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spent Friday at a resort in Puerto Rico with his family.

CNN was alerted to his whereabouts by a person who saw the governor poolside at a resort in San Juan.

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Asked to confirm if Christie is in Puerto Rico, a spokesman for the governor said he is on a brief vacation with his family.

"After the storm had passed, the governor left the state this morning for a long weekend away with his family, and he will return Monday night," said spokesman Colin Reed.

In accordance with state protocol, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno is in charge of government business until Christie returns.

Democrats criticized Christie in December 2010 for not cutting short a family vacation to Disney World while a massive blizzard brought New Jersey to a standstill. Guadagno was also out of state at that time.

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soundoff (126 Responses)
  1. Harbinger of Half-Decency

    This is news? Good for him.

    February 15, 2014 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  2. Rex

    OMG....and nothing about Barak Hussein spending a second straight Valentines Day with Reggie Love?

    February 15, 2014 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  3. jschmidt

    If it wasn't a problem for any Democrats such as Malloy, DeLauro of CT, or even Obama being MIA the night of Benghazi or being on his 23 vacations, then it shouldn't be a problem for Christie.

    February 15, 2014 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  4. chris

    do you people( the media) ever post how Obama leaves town and plays golf in all
    our crisis. I believe he played with the sultan of bruni just recently.
    not to mention the money spent on his latest state dinner in tents that had to be heated on
    the frigid lawn of the white house instead of inside in the state room.
    can you be anymore obvious about trying to take down Hillarys opponent?.

    February 15, 2014 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  5. guomino

    The Dems like to make jokes about Christie's weight. Let's keep in mind that if it's ok for people to criticize Christie's looks by laughing at his weight, it is also fair game to criticize Hillary's looks.

    February 15, 2014 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  6. HadEnough

    Big Deal....Obama takes vacations all the time when events are occurring...and all the press can do is say how much he deserves his vacations...but Christie is criticized...Press is just trying to get Christie out of the way for Hillary

    February 15, 2014 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  7. Stuffitu

    Note, that CN is not reporting that Obozo is on his 28th taxpayer funded vacation in 5 years and his wife is also on a separate taxpayer funded vacation. Due to the corrupt presidents inept and incopetent administration, I have hae a total of 4 days vacation in 5 years and I had to pay for it myself. Perhaps democrat liberal "progressives" should campaign on vacation inequality. They could threaten to take away all that paid vacation from the dopers welfare frauds and corrupt unions and fund the vacations of hard working people who actually pay taxes and take responsibility for their lives. After all we are the minority thanks the corrupt administration.

    February 15, 2014 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  8. Bryan

    How is this news? Everyone takes vacations. The president took his 23rd vacation to play golf in California and Colorado over the weekend before President's Day.

    February 15, 2014 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  9. schallb

    I do not want to ever hear again about Obama going on vacation. This LOW LIFE NEEDS TO BE TAKEN OUT OF OFFICE, COME ON NEW JERSEY YOUR'RE BETTER THEN THIS!!!

    February 15, 2014 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  10. Name

    Funny, u saw Geraldo Rivera announce on Fox and Friends that he was going to Puerto Rico this weekend.he's constantly drooling over Christy so no doubt these two are meeting. Should we then expect more American press to support this wishy washy moderate RINO Republican in the days ahead?

    February 15, 2014 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  11. mick

    he should have taken barry

    February 15, 2014 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  12. vtxphantom

    Where is obama? Oh yea, he's on the west coast for three days of golf.

    February 15, 2014 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  13. El boricuazo

    He was just trying to find fresh ideas of governing the state of NJ...So he asked some tips to the GOVCC OF PR...

    February 15, 2014 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  14. Tina Smith

    AND, Obama is in California and Michelle is in Aspen soooooooooooo WHAT's YOUR point!!!!

    February 15, 2014 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  15. karen503

    President Obama has spent part of his time in Fresno talking with California state officials about the drought, and what the federal government can do to alleviate the situation. Just another working vacation, which the RWNJs fail to acknowledge, as usual.

    OTOH, Governor Crisp Christie is in Puerto Rico, presumably reassuring the PRs that they are still U.S. citizens, despite what the moronic Laura Ingraham-Angle said last week. The Fox "News pundit" called their "favorite daughter" Sonia Sotomayor an immigrant based on Sotomayor's Puerto Rican ancestry (she was born in The Bronx, New York City).

    Sometimes the ignorance of RWNJs boggles the mind.

    February 15, 2014 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  16. Luis Arroyo

    Last night, the George Washington Bridge was completely closed for one hour. Snow removal from top deck, yet. the PA refused to open the clear lower level!! 5-10 mile backup! Yet Dem. Dismiss BENGAZI, IRS gate,Obama's complete disappearance during the past major DC snowstorm. And Obama's constant vacationg OUTSIDE THE US.

    Who cares about the dead US diplomats, the Taking out of Andrew Brightbart, The Obama persecution of Dinesh D'Souza on trumped up "tax evasion" charges for his "2016,Obama's America hit movie.Via his friend Eric Holderat the (in)Justice Dept.

    Whether or not Christie played with traffic conesis more important.

    Last time I checked, PR is PART OF THE USA.

    February 15, 2014 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |

    Breaking News ! Politicions dnt work but 3 days a wek anyway ! If weather permitting . Its kind a like franc'e .?

    February 15, 2014 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  18. CocoPazzo

    As Donald Trump would say, "Show me the evidence." Where are photos of him lounging by the pool, sipping a Pina Colada, splashing in the pool or surf? And maybe he is down there courting the Puerto Rican vote, ever think of that?

    February 15, 2014 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  19. texasgreenacres

    How is this news?Maybe he had planned this in advance with out knowing about the storm coming? But it's not a sin to take a vacation.That is if you can afford it.But that was a nice one.I went there when I was in the NAVY.

    February 15, 2014 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  20. Molly B

    Maybe Chris Christie heard that Puerto Rico has some doughnuts he wants to try out?

    Or maybe he is there working on a letter of resignation

    February 15, 2014 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  21. nickbartow

    Look the poor guy has been hounded for months now , give him a break. Let him rest up and come fully ready to fight for the next year or so over how he got screwed by the people he trusted. Welcome to prime time politics. Lol

    February 15, 2014 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  22. Outsource4

    Not a big deal. Tickets are bought ahead of time.

    February 15, 2014 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |

    Mrs lisa . Please -he new nothing about the storm as it was closeing in 0n Atlanta

    February 16, 2014 02:15 am at 2:15 am |
  24. Lizzie

    Dee Means. "How awful, we all know the President does not take any time off in troubled times. He is working diligently all the time." Super, what would you call it going to Las Vegas for a fundraiser during the debacle in Benghazi.

    February 16, 2014 05:40 am at 5:40 am |
  25. W.G.

    This is where Mafiosos go to vacation since the 50´s when Cuba was closed down by Castro .
    Gov. Crisco is there ? Not suprised at all .

    February 16, 2014 07:19 am at 7:19 am |
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