Christie Says He Won’t Be Taking Rand Paul Up On His Beer Summit Offer Anytime Soon

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said Wednesday that he’s ready to bury the hatchet with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) in their national security and spending feud, but Christie said he wasn’t jumping at the chance to patch things up with the senator from Kentucky. 

“If we can sit down, I’m inviting him for a beer,” Paul said in an appearance on Fox News. “Anytime he would like to come down and sit down at the pub right around the corner from the Senate. We’ll have a beer.”

“I think with Gov. Christie it’s gotten a little too personal, so we’re ready to kiss and make up,” he added.

Christie didn’t warm to the offer on his monthly radio show.

“I’m running for re-election in New Jersey. I don’t really have time for that at the moment,” Christie said, as quoted by the Newark Star-Ledger. “If I find myself in Washington, I’ll certainly look him up, but I don’t suspect I’ll be there anytime soon.”

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