In last night’s Talking Points Memo, Bill O’Reilly said some Democrats are trying to destroy New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie because they see him as a threat to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race.

“Mr. Christie’s style, which propelled him to political success, is now hurting him,” O’Reilly said.

O’Reilly said that one of the reasons Mitt Romney lost to President Obama in 2012 was because he was too much of a gentleman. 

“Romney apparently did not have the fire in the belly to deliver a knockout blow,” O’Reilly said. “Christie does, and therefore is a threat to the power of the Democratic party.”

According to O’Reilly, this is why Democrats are waging a “personal campaign” against Christie that “will not calm down anytime soon.”

Watch the video above to hear O'Reilly's full remarks.