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Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) went after Chris Christie on the eve of the New Hampshire primary Monday, including going after the New Jersey governor's weight.
Issa made the remark on Boston Herald Radio on Monday while defending Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioOvernight Defense: Commander calls North Korea crisis 'worst' he's seen | Trump signs VA order | Dems push Trump to fill national security posts What’s with Trump’s spelling mistakes? Boeing must be stopped from doing business with Iran MORE (Fla.), who suffered a barrage of attacks from Christie in a debate over the weekend.
“He (Rubio) was told in sort of a domineering fashion by a slightly older, slightly overweight governor ... OK, it wasn't slightly, he's a lot overweight,” Issa said of Christie.
“He chose not to take the bait of an attack and you know what, I respect that. I respect him for being Reagan-esque," Issa continued, referring to Rubio, whom he endorsed in November.
"Instead of attacking back at his opponent and berating him, he started talking about what he thought mattered," Issa said of Rubio pivoting to attacking President Obama several times during the debate.
Issa said he thought Christie was "auditioning to be Donald TrumpDonald TrumpWHCA dinner could be Trump's chance to one-up the media. He should take it. Trump promises border wall still coming at NRA summit Perez: Trump and Republican in Georgia runoff are '2 peas in a pod' MORE's running mate" during the debate, where Rubio appeared rattled after clashing with Christie who cast the senator as overly scripted.