Nearly a year ago U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) took to the airwaves and declared Gov. Chris Christie “let his personal feelings get in the way of protecting us against terrorism.”
He made the comment about his fellow Republican on Fox Business Network Imus in the Morning after being rattled about Christie speaking out on New York police spying on New Jersey Muslims. The statement spurred Christie to fire back, saying the federal lawmaker was using Christie’s likeness to get on TV.
“So that’s fine. I understand that, that’s a good thing for him because when you’re just one of 435 it’s sometimes tough to get your name in newspaper and on TV,” Christie said in March 2012. “So if Congressman King wants to continue to use me to get TV interviews and be in newspapers, I guess that’s his choice.
Fast forward to this week and it appears King and Christie could be on the same page, at least when it comes to the influential American Conservative Union and its annual conference.
King recently defended Christie over the “CPAC snub” after the governor confirmed Wednesday he was not invited to the group’s annual conference next month.
According to a Politico report, King said in an interview that too many presidential prospects are being forced to “go kiss the ring of CPAC.”
“This just shows the insanity of too many people in the Republican movement,” he said.
Christie said during a Montville town hall that he won’t “sweat the small stuff” and was not bothered about not being invited to the conference.
“It doesn’t bother me a whole heck of a lot,” he said.
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"Gov. Chris Christie says he won’t campaign for the Republican gubernatorial candidate in New York because the cause is hopeless: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ahead by more than 30 points. But he will campaign in New Hampshire, over and over, where the Republican is also trailing by more than 30 points. What’s the reason? It may be that New Hampshire holds the nation’s first presidential primary. It may be that he doesn’t want to mess with Cuomo, who knows where the skeletons are buried at the Port Authority. But one thing is certain: Gov. Straight Talk is spinning again. And it seems to be habit-forming." - columnist Tom Moran- Star-Ledger
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