The news of the prisoner exchange between the U.S. and Iran is now being addressed on the campaign trail.
Governor Chris Christie is on a three-day swing through the state of Iowa and he stopped at the Machine Shed in Urbandale on Saturday.
In a one-on-one interview, Channel 13 Political Director Dave Price asked Christie what his thoughts were on the news.
"We are obviously very happy for the Americans who are going to be home but I also want to hear what the other side of the deal is, Christie said. "If this president is releasing more terrorists from Guantanamo to go back and re-enter the War on Terror, then I'm going to be very concerned about that. We shouldn`t have to swap prisoners, these folks were taking illegally in violation of international law, they should be released without condition. The Iranians have treated this president with disrespect for years and he continues to take it. I would not take it as president."
In addition, during a rally in Council Bluffs Saturday morning, Senator Marco Rubio said the hostage situation shows how weak the Obama administration is.
"If these reports are true, of course we are happy for them and their families but they should have never been there," Rubio said. "And the fact of the matter is, this tells us all we need to know about the Iranian regime; That they take people hostage in order to gain concessions. And the fact that they can get away with it with this administration is one of the reasons I think it's created an incentive for more governments to do this around the world."