New Jersey Governor Chris Christie repeatedly blasted Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., calling his efforts to end bulk data collection on Americans "wrong" and done "to make a political point" that has "made America weaker and more vulnerable."

Paul is "politicizing America's national security," charged Christie on "Fox News Sunday."

Christie seemed visibly angry as he spat out the word "wrong" to repeatedly characterize Paul's efforts to dismantle sections of the Patriot Act that allow surveillance on Americans without a warrant.

He said Paul has "cut his speeches and put them on the Internet to raise money off of them" which is "wrong. And his position is wrong."

"He wouldn't know that his position is wrong because he's never had the responsibility to do it," said Christie. Unlike Paul, he said he's personally reviewed applications under the Patriot Act and interacted with the FISA court. "We can do this and protect civil liberties," said Christie. "Of course we want to track terrorists' phone numbers! How do you find out who the terrorists are talking to in the United States? If you're tracking those phone numbers."

"We're not listening to anybody's conversations; we're not looking at their emails, without the type of search warrants that the court is talking about," said Christie.

"What we're saying is, if you're a known terrorist outside this country, and you're calling numbers inside this country, we'd like to know," said Christie. "That's the right thing to do."

Christie did not mention that in May a Federal court ruled that the National Security Agency's bulk phone collection on Americans was illegal, a fact that would have threatened section 215 of the Patriot Act, which Congress ultimately declined to renew last month.

Paul stood on the Senate floor to filibuster its renewal, saying "We should debate whether or not we are going to relinquish our rights, or whether or not we are going to have a full and able debate over whether or not we can live within the Constitution, or whether or not we have to go around the Constitution."

"As we face a heightened [terror] warning on this 4th of July weekend, what the American people need to know is that Sen. Paul's conduct has made them weaker, and more vulnerable to attack," charged Christie.