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Rand Paul Rips Chris Christie For Going After NRA, GOP: Won’t ‘Play Well’ In GOP Primary

Rand Paul Rips Christie For Going After NRA, GOP: Won't 'Play Well' In GOP Primary

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) paid a visit to Laura Ingraham‘s radio show on Friday and responded to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie‘s recent remarks about the Republican Party and the NRA, which haven’t exactly been kind. Displeased with the governor, Paul said such comments wouldn’t bode well in the Republican primary race.

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According to the excerpt posted online, Paul asserted that Christie — who labeled a new NRA ad “reprehensible” for making mention of the President Obama’s daughters — “backed down” on gun rights.

“You have some Republicans backing down like Christie backing down and criticizing the NRA, and I think that doesn’t do any good,” he said.

Christie’s remarks “may be solidifying his support with Democrats in New Jersey and maybe liberal Republicans,” but he may not be doing himself any favors coming 2016.

“I think criticizing the Second Amendment movement and the over-the-top ‘give me my money’ stuff, ‘I want all sixty billion now or I’ll throw a tantrum,’ I don’t think that’s going to play well in the Republican primary,” Paul asserted.

For a while now, Christie’s been discussed as a potential 2016 candidate, which, of course, we don’t know for a fact. But what would we do without speculation?

(h/t Laura Ingraham Show)

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