By Matthew Arco | February 28th, 2013 - 4:10pm
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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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