Hume: On Christie vs. Paul, ‘The Party’s Going to Have to Have This Out’

by Ian Tuttle

Chris Christie’s comments about defunding the NSA program, which attacked what some consider the libertarian strain in the Republican party led by Kentucky senator Rand Paul, may have set the stage for 2016, according to some experts.

Commenting on Christie vs. Paul on Fox News Sunday, Brit Hume remarked that the “strong and deep disagreement” between “internationalists” and “isolationists” “has been going on for a long time.” Whether Christie’s comments were the best way to approach it is up for debate, says Hume, but “the party’s going to have to have this out.”

According  to fellow panelist Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report, polls show that the Tea Party is overwhelmingly on Paul’s side of the clash.

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