CBS News reports:
Being governor is so yesterday. Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie learned the hard way that his special treatment is over. Christie tried to circumvent a TSA checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport Terminal C Thursday morning.
Christie was with his State Police detail and attempted to enter through a special access area, located near the exit of the restricted area of the terminal.
The Port Authority says one of its officers refused to let Christie pass, telling the former governor that he is no longer allowed to use that access. The officer escorted Christie to the regular entrance. Christie cooperated as instructed.
The Asbury Park Press reports:
A law enforcement official familiar with the encounter told the Associated Press that a Port Authority airport police officer and a Transportation Security Administration officer directed them to the regular screening line for all passengers.
The Port Authority also operates the George Washington Bridge, where the Bridgegate political payback scheme was orchestrated by Christie associates in 2013. The Republican has maintained he had no knowledge of the episode and he wasn’t charged. A conspiracy trial in federal court resulted in three convictions.