Rand Paul Hits ‘Sad And Cheap’ Christie For Wrapping Himself In The ‘Cloak Of 9/11 Victims’

In the words of Sean Hannity, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) just “ratcheted up” the battle between libertarians and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. After saying it’s “not real smart for Republicans to be attacking Republicans” on Fox’s Hannity last night, Paul did just that with some harsh words for Christie.

“It’s really, I think, kind of sad and cheap that he would use the cloak of 9/11 victims and say, ‘Oh, I’m the only one who cares about these victims,’” Paul said of Christie’s comments last week at a governors forum in Colorado.

Once again turning Christie’s use of the word “dangerous” against him, Paul said, “I would remind him that I think what’s dangerous in our country is to forget that we have a Bill of Rights, to forget about privacy, to give up on all of our liberty to say, ‘Oh, we’re going to catch terrorism, but you have to live in a police state.’”

Previously, Paul went after Christie and Rep. Peter King (R-NY), who he accused of “bankrupting the government” with their demands for federal Hurricane Sandy relief funds “and not letting enough money be left over for national defense.”

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