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 RubioAt CPAC, Trump lashes out at media Conquering Trump returns to conservative summit Rubio brushes off demonstrator asking about town halls MORE.
“Chris Christie, suicide bomber,” Murdoch said in a tweet. “Damages victim while blowing himself up!”
Chris Christie, suicide bomber. Damages victim while blowing himself up!— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) February 10, 2016
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.”