Paul Aims Blow At Christie On Hurricane Sandy Relief

AP

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) took another swipe Sunday at New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) in the two Republicans’ growing feud over national security, slamming the governor over spending on Hurricane Sandy relief funds.

Paul told reporters outside a Nashville fundraiser that the spending priorities of Christie and Rep. Peter King (R-NY) following Hurricane Sandy diverted vital resources from national security, according to the Associated Press.

“They’re precisely the same people who are unwilling to cut the spending, and their ‘Gimme, gimme, gimme — give me all my Sandy money now,” Paul said, as quoted by the AP. “Those are the people who are bankrupting the government and not letting enough money be left over for national defense.”

King told the AP in a phone interview that Paul’s criticism was “indefensible.”

Last week, Christie said the “esoteric, intellectual debates” that Libertarians like Paul engage in are “dangerous” when it comes to foreign policy

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