“It’s a teenage food fight, you know, between Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump…and it certainly doesn’t make me feel inspired, as an American, on July 4th weekend to have this kind of back-and-forth going on,” he said Christie to CNN’s Dana Bash.
Former Representative Will Hurd, a recent entrant to the GOP primary camp, also criticized the line of attack, urging candidates to focus on foreign policy and economic issues.
“I wish they focused their attacks on war criminals like Vladimir Putin, not my friends in the LGBTQ community,” Hurd said. « It’s 2023. We should be talking about embracing our differences. »