Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) swiped at New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Sunday, saying during an interview with Fox News that “there’s room for people who believe in bigger government in our party.”
“What I would say is the party is big enough for both of us,” Paul said. “It’s big enough for a lot of different Republicans.”
Christie and Paul, both considered potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates, have spent the better part of the last month publicly criticizing one another on a range of policy issues.
Christie has said that he disagrees with Paul’s libertarian ideology and opposition to National Security Agency surveillance programs, while the Kentucky Republican called Christie the “king of bacon” when it comes to government spending.