Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said that he wished New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had “put a hot poker to Obama’s butt” in his keynote speech at the Republican National Convention,” according to a report from Bloomberg Businessweek.
Barbour spoke at a fundraiser and briefing in Tampa last Thursday put on by Karl Rove, who co-founded the American Crossroads super PAC and its sister non-profit. Barbour is a former adviser to the groups.
“While I would love for [Chris] Christie to put a hot poker to Obama’s butt,” Haley said of his reaction to Christie’s address. “I thought he did what he was supposed to do.”