New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gave voters a taste of his GOP primary mode on Monday, saying that his opponent Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) should take the heat if America suffers another fatal terrorist attack.
Christie appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” talking foreign policy and declaring that voters he had spoken to are “very worried about ISIS.”
“And that’s why what Rand Paul has done to make this country weaker and more vulnerable is a terrible thing, and for him to raise money off of it is disgraceful,” Christie said, referring to Paul’s role in forcing the expiration of the Patriot Act in June. “It’s disgraceful.”
“We’re going to look back on this — listen this morning — and he should be in front of hearings in front of Congress if there’s another attack, not the director of the FBI or the director of the CIA,” he said.
A few months back, Paul joked that some politicians “secretly want there to be an attack on the United States so they can blame it on me.” He later called the remark hyperbole.
Watch the clip, courtesy of Politico: