Rand Paul seeks to defuse public battle with Christie

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) says he’s “more than happy” to call a truce with Gov. Chris Christie following an escalating public feud between the two Republican lawmakers who some suggest could be potential rivals for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016.

According to a Real Clear Politics report, Paul made the statement on a New Hampshire radio program Wednesday morning.

“I didn’t pick this recent fight with the governor down in New Jersey,” Paul reportedly said on “New Hampshire Today.” “But I think the party does better if we have less infighting, so I would suggest if he wants to ratchet it down, I’m more than happy to.”

The lawmaker’s comments come a day after he publically accused Christie of being the “king of bacon” after New Jersey’s governor criticized Paul’s pork spending.

Rand Paul seeks to defuse public battle with Christie