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Christie: NSA Critics Should Talk To 9/11 Families

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - JULY 01: Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie speaks to members of the Hudson County Building Trades Council after recieving their support for his relection campaign for governor on July 1, 2013 in Jersey City, New Jersey. The Hudson County Building Trades Council is made up of over 20 local unions, and includes more than 20,000 members, combined. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images) | Getty

Opponents of government spying programs should talk to families who lost loved ones in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said at a Republican governors forum Thursday.

Asked about the influence of libertarian-minded leaders in the GOP - including Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky - Christie said that when it comes to national security, those who oppose National Security Agency programs that monitor Americans' electronic activity were just wrong.

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