2012 Presidential candidate Ron Paul joined his son Rand in a new round of Chris Christie bashing, calling the New Jersey governor “a big government guy”.
Paul told Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto, that like his son, he is also not a fan of Christie and his reckless spending habits. Cavuto baited the former Texas congressman by saying ”sounds like you’re not a Christie fan.”
“That would be safe to say,” Paul responded, throwing his two cents into the verbal war that has been going on between his son, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, and the larger than life Republican governor, both of whom are considered candidates for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. Paul went on to say that he couldn’t support Christie in 2016, if it came down to that.
‘He’s not going to have a change of heart. He’s a big government person,” Paul said. “It would be similar to the last go-around, I couldn’t endorse our candidate.” Paul was referring to the 2012 race where after losing in the GOP primaries, he never endorsed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
The Libertarian leaning Paul weighed in on the spat between his son and Christie that erupted last month when the two popular Republicans started criticizing each others positions on issues such as government spending. Christie ripped the Kentucky senator for being out of step with the GOP with his Libertarian views on the Fed and foreign policy. Rand Paul shot right back, calling Christie the “King of Bacon” on his record of reckless government overreach.
“I don’t like the bickering back and forth,” he said. “I think it was significant debate — one person blasting those of us who believe in liberty and saying you shouldn’t be that critical of government. That is significant, but still again two politicians going at it. I would much rather talk about why we should have a Fed or why we shouldn’t.”
Both Rand Paul and his father want to do away with the Federal Reserve.
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