GOP debate live updates: Christie criticizes Ramaswamy, defends Haley

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Christie, pointing the finger at Ramaswamy, said in the first 20 minutes of the debate that Ramaswamy would be voted “America’s most obnoxious braggart.”

“So shut up for a while,” Christie said.

The former New Jersey governor then offered a defense of Haley, who has been the night’s main target so far.

“You’ve insulted Nikki Haley’s basic intelligence. Not her positions, her basic intelligence,” he said, adding, “Look, if you want to disagree on some issues, that’s fine. Nikki and I don’t agree on some issues. “I know her.” for 12 years… and while we disagree on some issues and we disagree on who should be president of the United States, what we don’t disagree on is that she is an intelligent, successful woman. “You should stop insulting her.”

Haley turned to Christie and said, “Thank you.”

Ramaswamy criticized both for their foreign policy positions and recalled a line of attack he used against Haley in an earlier debate: “You can put lipstick on Dick Cheney, he’s still a fascist.”

-Alexandra Hutzler of ABC News

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