Published on June 5th, 2015 | by Cliff Kincaid0
Chris Christie rips Rand
Paul, critics of Patriot Act
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ripped Sen. Rand Paul and other Patriot Act critics last night as self-serving, opportunistic grandstanders during a town hall here last night.
“What you’re being told about these programs is flat out wrong, and they’re being told to you because the folks that are telling you have an agenda to promote themselves politically,” said Christie, who’s considering entering the crowded GOP presidential field. “If they had any experience, like I do, they’d know, we’re not violating anyone’s civil liberties.”
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Christie has frequently touted himself as the only potential candidate who has used the Patriot Act to prosecute and convict terrorists when he was U.S. attorney of New Jersey.
“They’d make you believe there are people every day listening to your conversation between you and your mother. Unless your mother is a terrorist, I don’t care,” Christie said. He argued that Congress made America “weaker and more vulnerable” by passing the USA Freedom Act and ending the government’s bulk collection of data.