New Jersey Governor Chris Christie debuted a new line of attack against Sen. Marco Rubio, attacking him for his pro-life views and opposition to abortion.
During an interview with Morning Joe, Christie said Rubio hadn’t accomplished much in his political career, but brought up the Senator’s stance on pro-life.
“He made it clear on the issue of pro-life, Marco Rubio is not for an exception for rape, incest, or life of the mother,” Christie said. “You know I think that’s the kind of position that New Hampshire voters would be really concerned about.”
Christie reminded the audience that he was pro-life but said one should consider exceptions.
“I’m pro-life but I believe that you know rape, incest, and the life of the mother, should be exceptions to that rule,” he said.
Rubio addressed his pro-life record during the first Fox News debate in August, when he was questioned by Fox News moderator Megyn Kelly.
From the transcript:
KELLY: You don’t favor a rape and incest exception?
RUBIO: I have never said that. And I have never advocated that. What I have advocated is that we pass law in this country that says all human life at every stage of its development is worthy of protection.
In fact, I think that law already exists. It is called the Constitution of the United States.
RUBIO: And let me go further. I believe that every single human being is entitled to the protection of our laws, whether they can vote or not. Whether they can speak or not. Whether they can hire a lawyer or not. Whether they have a birth certificate or not. And I think future generations will look back at this history of our country and call us barbarians for murdering millions of babies who we never gave them a chance to live.