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The Rand Paul, Chris Christie Feud Is Now Official

"Christie worries about the dangers of freedom. I worry about the danger of losing that freedom."

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul addresses the 114th annual VFW National Convention on Monday, July 22, 2013, at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky. Credit: AP

Hitting back at New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's attack on the apparently "dangerous"strand of libertarianism running through both parties, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who was personally included in his critique, said the governor is more worried about the "dangers of freedom" while he is concerned about "losing that freedom."

FILE - In this July 22, 2103 file photo, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. speaks with reporters in Louisville, Ky. Credit: AP

Speaking at an event at the Aspen Institute on Thursday, Christie used an emotional appeal involving the victims of 9/11 to blast the libertarian view relating to national security.

“As a former prosecutor who was appointed by President George W. Bush on Sept. 10, 2001, I just want us to be really cautious, because this strain of libertarianism that’s going through both parties right now and making big headlines, I think, is a very dangerous thought,” Christie said.

Paul took to Twitter on Friday to respond, adding fuel to the feud that could potentially carryover into the 2016 Republican presidential primaries.

"Christie worries about the dangers of freedom. I worry about the danger of losing that freedom. Spying without warrants is unconstitutional," Paul wrote.

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