July 26th, 2013
09:31 PM ET

Chris Christie picks a fight with Rand Paul: Says libertarian views are "dangerous"

Chris Christie picks another fight.

New Jersey's tough-talking governor, Chris Christie, had some choice words for fellow Republican, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul.

Speaking at a forum Thursday, he suggested the libertarian's views on the government's surveillance program are "dangerous."

Christie: NSA critics should talk to 9/11 families

Christie also said Paul should hear first hand from the families affected by 9/11:

"These esoteric, intellectual debates – I want them to come to New Jersey and sit across from the widows and orphans and have that conversation," Christie said. "And they won't. That's a lot tougher conversation to have."

After that jab, Rand Paul hit back, tweeting this morning:

Notice the spelling of Christie's last name. Perhaps suggesting Christie is a party switcher like Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist who is now an Obama supporter.

But will Christie's jab at a fellow Republican help him should he run in 2016?

OutFront: Radio Show host Stephanie Miller, Syndicated radio show host Michael Medved and Republican strategist Hogan Gidley.

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  1. Jerry

    All politicians are liars.. The subject is the only thing that determines how bad they lie. Since OBAMA's first term as President all credence r hope for them was lost. This country is in a death sprial and it will be the fault of these lying DEMS and LIBS that are killing our country...

    July 31, 2013 at 12:34 pm | Reply
  2. Joe

    Oh goody, we have a big fat idiot who's ready to continue the thrust of the Bush/Obama agenda ready to become the Republican candidate. Now we just need an Obama wannabe as the Dem candidate and we're officially screwed.

    July 30, 2013 at 12:58 pm | Reply
  3. Rick

    Maybe some folks need to UNDERSTAND History too see where the good 'ol USA is going!

    July 30, 2013 at 12:38 pm | Reply
  4. Liberty

    Christie is an idiot

    July 29, 2013 at 2:14 pm | Reply
  5. Brian

    Maybe the Paul folks need to read a bit about HISTORY and see where Isolationist paths has taken the good all USA...

    July 29, 2013 at 1:30 pm | Reply
    • edog355

      Yeah – because we're in such great shape now. Good thinking. Let's stay the current course of creating more enemies than we are capturing/killing.

      July 30, 2013 at 3:47 pm | Reply
  6. glk20c

    I think being ruled by a progressive liberal, authoritarian whose never heard of Subway restaurants is far more dangerous than a Kentucky senator reminding us our government is always stealing our money, property and freedoms.

    July 29, 2013 at 12:08 pm | Reply

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