Megan Kelly asked Chris Christie to comment on terror and his opposition to Rand Paul when it comes to government surveillance.
Christie began by discussing what he witnessed during 9/11, and the importance of striking a balnce between respecting liberty and protecting citizens. “I will make no apologies ever for protecting the lives and the safety of the American people. We have to give more tools to our folk to do this and then trust those people and oversee them to do it the right way.”
Paul responded by saying that his aim with curbing the PATRIOT Act was in making sure that the constitutional rights of innocent civilians would be respected, while directing more resources towards suspected criminals. “I want to collect more records from terrorists but less records from other people,” Paul said.
From there, Christie interjected and he and Paul went at each other. Christie continued to blast Paul’s call for subcommittees as an inefficient use of resources to protect citizens, while Paul continued to say that unconstitutional searches were not the answer terror victims are seeking.
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