SEN. RAND PAUL: "We have two military bases in Kentucky. Is Governor Christie recommending that we shut down our military bases? He wants to be this great champion of national defense. What does he want to do? Shut down military bases in Kentucky? No, what this debate is really about is that in order to have enough money for national defense--which I think is a priority for the government--you have to be willing to cut spending in other places, and Governor Christie and others have been part of this "gimme gimme gimme." Gimme all this money.
"It is not helping the party for him to pick a war with me. Itâ€™s a big mistake. Itâ€™s not very smart. And itâ€™s not a good way to grow the party. Why would he want to pick a fight with the one guy who has a chance to grow the party by appealing to the youth and appealing to people who would like to see a more moderate and less aggressive foreign policy?"