Chris Christie on Marco Rubio: ‘The Truant Officer Is Out Looking for Him’

Monday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ), a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, took a shot at his opponent Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) for his attendance record as a U.S. Senator.

In the interview with show co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, Christie reacted to the heated rhetoric coming from Rubio and his campaign aimed at Christie.

“I would just say to Marco, I wonder what happened to the guy standing on the stage an lectured Jeb Bush about just because we’re running against each other, someone has convinced you that saying bad things about me helps you?” Christie said. “Well apparently that same someone is now talking to Marco and he’s listening. You know, I’m just not going to engage in that kind of stuff. Now, the fact is I know he doesn’t really understand a lot of this stuff because he’s never really done anything. I say, Joe, the United States Senate’s like school. They tell you where to go, where to sit, then they tell you what you’re going to talk about that day.”

“The truant officer is out looking for him,” Christie added.

This isn’t the first time Christie has attacked Rubio for his attendance. Two weeks ago, Christie said Rubio should have shown up for a vote on last month’s vote on an omnibus spending bill and said he should show up for votes or resign his position..

(h/t Politico)

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