Paul digs at Gov. Christie: ‘I know how angry I am when I’m in traffic’

Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulMajor utilities agree to stop sharing data with ICE Senate rejects attempt to block Biden's Saudi arms sale Overnight Defense & National Security — Lawmakers clinch deal on defense bill MORE (R-Ky.) said on Thursday that he wonders “who did this to me” when he is stuck in traffic jams like the ones created by lane closures on the busiest bridge in the U.S. apparently ordered by New Jersey Gov. Chris ChristieChris ChristieBiden nominates Meg Whitman as ambassador to Kenya Trump came in contact with 500 people between first positive test and hospitalization: report Christie: McCarthy, not Trump, will be the next Speaker MORE’s (R-N.J.) administration last year.

“I know how angry I am when I’m in traffic,” said Paul, who has tangled with Christie before, when he was asked by reporters at the Capitol for a comment on the Christie allegations.

“I’m always wondering who did this to me,” Paul continued.


The remarks will likely be seen as a personal dig at Christie, who, like Paul, is widely considered to be a likely 2016 presidential contender.

Paul and Christie exchanged heated words last summer over federal funding for recovery efforts in New Jersey for Hurricane Sandy.

Paul accused Christie of wasting money by putting himself in commercials touting the resurrection of the New Jersey shoreline after the storm, and Christie countered by labeling Paul a pork-barrel spender.

The back-and-forth between the two men was widely seen as a potential preview of the 2016 Republican primary if both men decide later to enter the race.