New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R.) blasted fellow GOP presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) for his opposition to Patriot Act measures and fundraising off that issue on Fox News Sunday, saying he had made America "weaker and more vulnerable."
Paul successfully caused facets of the Patriot Act to expire in May, and his campaign emailed supporters touting the candidate's fight on the issue looking for donations.
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"He's wrong," Christie said. "He's wrong, and what he's done has made America weaker and more vulnerable. He's done it and then cut his speeches and put them on the Internet to raise money off of them. He's politicizing America's national security."
Fil-in host Shannon Bream asked Christie if he thought Paul legitimately held his positions.
"I have no idea," Christie said. "But I know what he did with his positions after he made them, and he used them to raise money off the Internet. And it's wrong, and his position is wrong. And he wouldn't know that his position's wrong because he's never had the responsibility to do it."
Christie said he had experience as governor in dealing with the Patriot Act and it was possible to track records without violating American civil liberties.