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Chris Christie's Post-Governor State Security Detail to End Early

Chris Christie's Post-Governor State Security Detail to End Early

By    |   Tuesday, 26 June 2018 03:22 PM

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will have his state security detail stripped on Saturday, two weeks before the six-month period after a governor leaves office that such protection is usually given, NJ Advance Media reported on Tuesday.

The decision to end Christie's protection comes from the administration of New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, and not the State Police, according to two sources with knowledge of the plans.

Former governors receive a reduced security detail from what they had while in office, usually consisting of a single officer.

A spokesman for Murphy deferred comment to a State Police spokesman, who said the police would not comment on executive protective details.

Christie, who left office on January 16, also declined to comment, although he did confirm that he did not request for his detail to end early.

Christie received word on Monday that he security detail would be ending at the end of this week.

The administration's decision to conclude the former governor’s security detail early comes as Murphy has repeatedly invoked Christie's name during budget talks with the state's Democratic-controlled Legislature.

Murphy, who is a Democrat, has accused lawmakers of "keeping the legacy of Chris Christie alive and well in Trenton" when they sent him a budget that he criticized for relying on "gimmicks" and "ticking time bombs."

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Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will have his state security detail stripped on Saturday, two weeks before the six-month period after a governor leaves office that such protection is usually given, NJ Advance Media reported on Tuesday.
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