The owner of the Dallas Cowboys paid for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) trip on a private jet to the NFL playoff game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions.
Attention on Christie at the game has centered around him seen trying to high-five Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (and failing) and Christie then going in for a hug. The snarky criticism is that Christie shouldn’t be cheering for a team that doesn’t even hail from his region of the country.
According to NJ.com, Christie has gone to multiple games at Jones’ invitation. Jones picked up the bill for Christie and his family to go to the game on Sunday as the Cowboy owner’s guest. Jones paid for the private jet that took the Christie family to the Sunday game.
“Governor Christie attended the game last night as a guest for Jerry Jones, who provided both the ticket and transportation at no expense to New Jersey taxpayers,” Christie spokesman Kevin Roberts told NJ.com.
Christie also went to a Cowboys game on Dec. 21 that Jones invited the governor to. But Jones didn’t pay for that trip since the Christie’s were already going to Texas.
On Monday the Democratic-aligned opposition research shop American Bridge submitted an open records request on Christie’s travel to the game.