Murdoch calls Christie a 'suicide bomber'

Conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch on Wednesday called Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie a “suicide bomber” for his hit-and-run attack on rival Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioRubio: McCabe 'should've been allowed to finish through the weekend' For Tillerson, bucking Trump became a job-killer At least six dead after pedestrian bridge collapses on cars in Florida MORE.

“Chris Christie, suicide bomber,” Murdoch said in a tweet. “Damages victim while blowing himself up!” 

Christie is expected to suspend his presidential campaign Wednesday, after an underwhelming sixth-place finish in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary. 

Prior to departing the race, he went on a relentless blitz against Rubio, calling into question the first-term Florida senator’s preparedness to be president.

At Saturday night’s GOP debate, Christie accused Rubio of being too scripted and caught him repeating a talking point several times.

Rubio finished a disappointing fifth place in New Hampshire after a strong showing in the Iowa caucuses the previous week.

Conservative pundit Charles Krauthammer on Tuesday similarly characterized Christie’s tactic a “suicide attack.”