July 29th, 2013
09:24 PM ET
10 years ago

Sen. Cruz to Gov. Christie: Privacy isn't 'esoteric'

(CNN) - There is a power struggle going on about the direction of the Republican party, over everything from foreign policy, to the role of national security, to defunding Obamacare – and Texas freshman Sen. Ted Cruz is right in the thick of it.

Asked about the influence of libertarian-minded leaders in the GOP, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said at a Republican governors forum Thursday that when it comes to national security, those who oppose National Security Agency programs that monitor Americans' electronic activity were just wrong.


Filed under: Chris Christie • Ted Cruz • The Lead
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Keep fighting boys. I love it when a rotten political party implodes!

    July 29, 2013 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  2. U.S. Citizen

    Christie isn't working for the American People.
    He's working for the Statist in D.C. and the U.N.

    July 29, 2013 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  3. ThinkAgain

    Cruz's expression is what lipstick looks like on a pig.

    July 30, 2013 01:30 am at 1:30 am |
  4. carlos aponte

    What's next NSA will get hold of the genetic code for terrorist would be and begin terminating life at inception of course never mind it is not 100% accurate, God help us all in !! this behavior.

    July 30, 2013 01:41 am at 1:41 am |
  5. simon-sez

    Ted cruz has been given an itinerary to exorcise non-purists from the party. Ppl such as cruz have free reign. So long as democrats cannot stand republicans and vice versa, the right wing crazypatch kids will continue to widdle away at the remaining republicans who actually uphold their oaths. Theres a difference between politicing and governing. Since the kids arent doing their actual job they have resorted to a kind of witch hunt within their own party. The crazypatch kids are attempting to hijack the americn legislative system. Since romney lost, it set them back. Regardless the point is that if the underdog new kids with all the bank roll continue to demonize their own party. A shift further to the right would be inevitable, and most likely it would also result in a movement "right" off the cliff..... Again.

    July 30, 2013 02:17 am at 2:17 am |
  6. Neutral Observer

    I think the Senator is not so much concerned with what NSA and other similar organizations is actually doing, it is the lack of oversight and apparent absence of consideration that is found in deciding to do these things.

    July 30, 2013 06:23 am at 6:23 am |
  7. TONE

    I just get the feeling that this guy's days in the senate are numbered you cannot be this ridiculous and last in us political system.

    July 30, 2013 07:46 am at 7:46 am |
  8. Marie MD

    Send him back to Canada, or better yet, Cuba where his father was born.
    More his style of thinking and real government oppression.

    July 30, 2013 07:49 am at 7:49 am |