Gore hits Christie during campaign stop for Dem: ‘Are the beaches going to be open to all?’
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Former Vice President Al GoreAlbert (Al) Arnold GoreVoting mentality of seniors shifting ahead of midterms, says Morning Consult editor Nikki Haley powerfully rebuts Trump No, civility isn't optional MORE (D) hit New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Sunday during a campaign stop for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy, Politico reported.


“What direction are we going to go? Are the beaches going to be open to all? Are the bridges not going to be used as political punishment?” Gore asked.

“Remember that political will is itself a renewable resource," Gore added. "We need to renew it, we need to feed it, we need nurture it ... and we need to make Phil Murphy the next governor of the state of New Jersey.”

Christie was infamously photographed with his family on an empty public beach in July after he ordered the state’s beaches closed as part of a government shutdown.

The governor's move drew widespread criticism. Christie, in turn, mocked the media coverage of the controversy.

"What a great bit of journalism by The Star-Ledger. They actually caught a politician being where he said he was going to be with the people he said he was going to be with, his wife and children and their friends," Christie said at the time.

"I am sure they will get a Pulitzer for this one. They caught me doing what I said I was going to do with the people I said I was going to be with."