The public feud between Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), both potential presidential candidates in 2016, continued to percolate Tuesday, with the libertarian stalwart firing back in response to claims that Kentucky was bringing too much public funds home from Washington.
“This is the king of bacon talking about bacon,” Paul said about Christie on CNN’s ‘The Situation Room.’
Earlier in the day, Christie told reporters that Paul should “start cutting the pork barrel spending” he brings back to his state, citing statistics that show Kentucky receiving more than double for every dollar it sends to Washington than the state of New Jersey.
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