Rubio unloads on Christie over guns, Planned Parenthood

Senator Marco Rubio criticized Chris Christie, one of his rivals for the Republican nomination, for doing “a number of things that are very similar to the Obama agenda.”

Appearing on the Fox Business Network Thursday afternoon, Rubio was asked to respond to Christie’s statement that the Florida senator was trying to “slime his way” to the presidency after a super PAC supporting Rubio ran an anti-Christie ad. Rubio said the claims in the ad were “100 percent accurate.”

“The fact of the matter is, Chris Christie has supported Common Core and, in fact, as badmouthed Republicans that oppose it,” Rubio said. “Chris Christie has supported gun control. Chris Christie supported an assault-weapons ban. It’s the reason why he got into politics to begin with. Chris Christie personally contributed to Planned Parenthood.”

“I just don’t think this country can afford to elect a president that will not stand up and undo the damage Barack Obama has done to this country,” Rubio continued. “This is an issue-based disagreement. It’s not personal.”