After much back and forth between Sens. Rubio and Paul on stage about what’s wrong with protecting Americans’ privacy even in times of grave danger, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie finally got a chance to weigh in, and he opened with quite the knock against his rivals in Congress.
“If your eyes are glazing over like mine, this is what it’s like to be on the floor of the United States Senate,” he said looking at the camera, speaking directly to the American people.
“I mean, endless debates about how many angels on the head of a pin from people who’ve never had to make a consequential decision in an executive position,” the former federal prosecutor continued.
Christie then touted his experience governing The Garden State in the wake of the worst terror attack in America’s history.
“The fact is for seven years I had to make these decisions after 9/11, make a decision about how to proceed forward with an investigation or how to pull back, whether to use certain actionable intelligence or whether not to,” he said.
And yet, all his senator rivals do is debate about bills in subcommittees, which Americans don’t care about, he argued.
“What they care about is, are we going to have a president who actually knows what they are doing to make these decisions?” he said.