Republican presidential candidate, N.J. Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a town hall campaign stop at the American Legion on Feb. 2, 2016, in Epping, N.H.
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Christie on Clinton: ‘I’ll beat her rear end on’ debate stage


At a town hall event in New Hampshire Wednesday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie boasted that he is “the last person” Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton would want to meet on the debate stage in September.

Alluding to his status as a former federal prosecutor, something he reminds voters of frequently on the campaign trail, Christie continued, “I’ll beat her rear end on that stage, and you know what, after I do, she’ll be relieved because she’ll just be worried I was going to serve her with a subpoena. It’ll be a relief just to lose the debate.”

Matt Katz, a reporter covering Christie for WNYC and New Jersey Public Radio, tweeted that Christie’s “beat her rear end” line was met with laughter and applause from the crowd.

Clinton’s is not the first rear end Christie has threatened. During the sixth GOP debate, Christie told President Obama that Republicans are “going to kick your rear end out of the White House come this fall.”

Christie received 1.8 percent of the vote in the Iowa caucus on Monday, leaving him in 10th place. He is currently sixth in the polls going into Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary.

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Christie on Clinton: 'I'll beat her rear end on' debate stage