Rand Paul: Chris Christie embraced ObamaCare by agreeing to expand Medicaid

“I don’t think any one person gets to decide what is or what isn’t conservative,” Paul said on CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront.” “On the case of the New Jersey governor, I think embracing Obamacare, expanding Medicaid in his state is very expensive and not fiscally conservative.”

New Jersey is one of a handful of states with Republican governors that have expanded Medicaid under President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. Paul pointed to the number of Republican-controlled states that had not as evidence of Christie’s position.

“Many Republican governors I would say are conservative did resist expanding and accepting Obamacare in their states,” Paul said. “That fact, I would say, would lead towards you making the conclusion that it is not a very conservative proposal.”