Chris Christie Attacks Marco Rubio For Being Too Pro Life

Republican presidential candidate New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks at the White Rock Senior Living Community on February 3, 2016 in Bow, New Hampshire.
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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.


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