A giant sand sculpture of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) lounging in a chair appeared on the Jersey Shore on Tuesday after Christie controversially visited a closed beach after shutting down state beaches and parks.

The sculpture was built on a Seaside Heights beach the same day Christie approved a budget, ending the three-day state government shutdown.


Christie on Saturday traveled to a state-owned beach with his family after ordering it closed to the public, and was spotted by a local news photographer.

The governor mocked coverage of his family at the empty beach, saying the “great bit of journalism” just caught a politician being “where he was he was going to be with the people he said he was going to be with.”

"I am sure they will get a Pulitzer for this one,” he added.