Chris Christie Accuses Rand Paul of Making US 'vulnerable' to Terrorism

Chris Christie on Sunday said Rand Paul, one of his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, had made the US “weaker and more vulnerable” to a terrorist attack. Christie, who was a federal prosecutor before he became governor of New Jersey, criticized the Kentucky senator for his stance on government surveillance. Paul’s efforts against such powers as exercised by the National Security Agency famously included in May a 10-and-a-half-hour filibuster with which he tried but failed to block an extension of Patriot Act powers.