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Christie: "This Strain Of Libertarianism" Going Around Is "Very Dangerous"

"As a former prosecutor who was appointed by President George W. Bush on Sept. 10, 2001, I just want us to be really cautious, because this strain of libertarianism that’s going through both parties right now and making big headlines, I think, is a very dangerous thought," Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) said Thursday in Aspen, Colorado at a forum for Republican Governors. Christie was referring to the position of libertarians when it comes to government surveillance programs used to prevent terror attacks.

Asked if he is referring to Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), Christie acknowledged he is "one of them."

"You can name any one of them that’s engaged in this," Christie added. "These esoteric, intellectual debates — I want them to come to New Jersey and sit across from the widows and the orphans and have that conversation. And they won’t, because that’s a much tougher conversation to have."

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