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

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  • "Man, she sees a federal prosecutor on the stage, I'll beat her rear end on that stage," Christie said
  • Christie is not the first Republican to raise eyebrows with strong language directed toward Clinton

Washington (CNN)New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday vowed to defeat Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton in a general election matchup, declaring that he would "beat her rear end."

"You know the last person she wants to see on that stage in September? You're looking at him," he said in a packed restaurant in Lebanon, New Hampshire.
"Man, she sees a federal prosecutor on the stage, I'll beat her rear end on that stage," he added. "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."
    The Clinton campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
    Christie is not the first Republican to raise eyebrows with strong language directed toward Clinton, who is seeking to become the first female president.
    In December, Donald Trump said she "got schlonged" by Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential race.
    And last month, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz cited Clinton's conduct and public comments surrounding the Benghazi terrorist attack when he said voters "have a way of administering a spanking," similar to how he spanks his 5-year-old daughter.