Rand Paul: Christie Used Sandy Aid to Boost Re-election

Image: Rand Paul: Christie Used Sandy Aid to Boost Re-election

Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 08:25 AM

By Sandy Fitzgerald

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Newly re-elected New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie won his landslide election because he was able to get massive amounts of federal aid for his state after superstorm Sandy hit, says Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul.

"His victory was, in large form, based on that he got a lot of federal money for his state," Paul told Philadelphia radio host Dom Giordano, reports The Washington Post.

"Unlimited spending is sort of — you could call it moderate, or even liberal, to think that there’s an unlimited amount of money, even for good causes."

Editor's Note: Govt Prohibited From Helping Seniors (Shocking)

The two men, both considered top candidates for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination have been involved in a war of words for weeks. Paul has been accusing Christie of also using the money intended for hurricane relief to run ads for his own campaign, claiming Christie wanted to get the money without any questions being asked.

"If you’re a conservative Republican, the federal government will be involved in certain things," Paul told Giordano. "When you spend money — particularly when you’re a trillion dollars in the hole, it shouldn’t be just this ‘gimme, gimme, gimme all my money’ without any considerations or strings. It should be, yes, this is why it’s necessary, but this is also why I'll cut spending somewhere else."

Just last week, Paul told Newsmax TV's Steve Malzberg Show the GOP needs people like Christie. "There's room in the Republican Party for moderates, like Chris Christie. They seem to be the only ones that are winning in the Northeast," he said.

However, he suggested there was little chance of Christie winning the GOP presidential nomination.

Christie has also fired some opening shots of his own at Paul, criticizing him for opposing the National Security Agency's surveillance programs.

Editor's Note: Govt Prohibited From Helping Seniors (Shocking)

Related stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Report: White House Expects 'Surge' of Immigrants

Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 23:36 PM

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has published a draft solicitation for immigrant identification cards that . . .

Student Victim of 'Knockout Game' on University Campus

Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 22:57 PM

Police are warning students to be on their guard after a female student at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, wa . . .

Report: Obamacare Bronze Plans to Go Up at Least 14%

Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 20:33 PM

As the second year of signups is set to begin under the Affordable Care Act, some of the lowest-level plans are increasi . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved