On the eve of the Iowa caucus, Chris Christie came out swinging by sharing his thoughts on the current GOP field.
“If the senate majority leader won't post the nominee for the bench you want. You can't fire them,” says the New Jersey governor, who referred to business mogul Donald Trump without naming him. “You know, that's not the way it works."
The former federal prosecutor embarked on a series of town hall meetings across the Hawkeye State, called “Telling It Like It Is.” On Sunday afternoon, his tour stopped at a Quaker Steak and Lube restaurant in Council Bluffs. Throughout the event, he discussed policies ranging from natural energy to national security.
He says other Republican contenders have failed to show they are true conservatives, such as presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio.
"He was co-sponsored for a bill with [Sen.] Chuck Schumer that would allow for amnesty and legalization,” Christie says. “Then it shows Sen. Rubio in 2015 saying he is absolutely against amnesty and legalization."
This is Christie’s second town hall meeting in Council Bluffs this month – making it his 14th stop in Iowa since Friday.
The most-recent Des Moines Register poll shows Christie has 3 percent of support.
But his supporters are sticking with him.
"He's finally settled down,” says Joseph Tigani at the rally. “You know, he was kind of a tough guy, but he settled down and he talked one-on-one with the Iowan people here and the Nebraskan people and he answered their question about the pipeline – about a lot of things.”