Rand Paul

Rand Paul to Chris Christie: Talk to More Americans

Thinks N.J. governor is out of touch about how public views surveillance

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Republican rivals Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky are escalating their feud over national security policy and liberty.

In comments at a forum of Republican governors in Aspen, Col. Thursday, Mr. Christie said the libertarian strain championed by Mr. Paul currently coursing through the veins of political parties — as evidenced by broad, although ultimately unsuccessful, lobbying in the  House of Representatives against NSA surveillance programs this week — is dangerous.

"This strain of libertarianism that's going through parties right now and making big headlines I think is a very dangerous thought," Mr. Christie said Thursday in Aspen, Colo. on at a forum of Republican governors. "You can name any number of people and [Mr. Paul is] one of them.