Texas Sen. Ted Cruz defended his Republican colleague Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Monday after New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said last week that lawmakers with views on national security like Paul’s are “dangerous,” but Cruz declined to directly address the issues Christie raised.
“Gov. Christie is certainly entitled to his opinions, and he does not seem shy about sharing those. What I can tell you is that I think the principles of liberty are the foundation of this country,” Cruz said during an interview on the Andrea Tantaros radio show Monday morning.
At a forum in Aspen, Colo., last Thursday, Christie criticized libertarian Republicans such as Paul, who he said hold opinions about national security practices that would inhibit the United States from battling terrorism and could put Americans at risk.
“This strain of libertarianism that’s going through both parties right now and making big headlines, I think, is a very dangerous thought,” Christie said. “You can name any number of