[Ed. – Which is why Christie isn’t equipped to lead the country in our present crisis. We need a president who understands the existential predicament we’re in: that we are in grave danger of losing the meaning and nature of America altogether. Cruz’s concerns about bulk data gathering against the American public show that he does have that understanding.]
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) says he is the GOP presidential candidate best equipped to lead America into the impending war against radical Islam, dismissing Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for his efforts to curb U.S. intelligence-gathering capabilities.
“You can’t, in these dangerous times, take tools away from the government, and he’s made the country weaker,” Christie said in an interview with the Associated Press on Friday.
Cruz was instrumental in the passage of the USA Freedom Act, which banned bulk metadata collection by the National Security Agency. …
Christie’s rhetorical shift toward national security comes after the deadly shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., and an escalation in the effort against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).