In response to Bush’s statement at a New Hampshire town hall that ending property needs “stronger families,” Philip B. Richardson, a New York Times news assistant, tweets “F— you Jeb Bush”. The tweet is later deleted.
Bush tweets that he has taken the #GoSilent pledge for Memorial Day. He includes a link to the website of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America’s (IAVA) website.
Join me in honoring our nation’s fallen this Memorial Day
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) May 25, 2015
Bush defends the Patriot Act and the permission it gives the government to collect phone records in bulk. Bush claims that such laws are essential for protecting their homeland.
There is ample evidence that the Patriot Act has been a tool to keep us safe…There is no evidence of anyone’s civil liberties being violated because of it.
Jeb Bush says that while he agrees with his brother George W. Bush on many things, he disagrees with his brother on other policies:
I want to share a little about my life, because apparently there’s a little confusion that all family members are supposed to be clones of one another
On budgeting and controlling spending, Jeb:
I think that, in Washington during my brother’s time, Republicans spent too much money. I think he could have used the veto power. He didn’t have line-item veto power, but he could have brought budget discipline to Washington, D.C.
On the Patriot Act:
There is not a shred of evidence that anybody’s civil liberties have been violated by it. t’s already been proven constitutional, and there is ample evidence that it has protected us
Bush says on the subject of Iraq:
Knowing what we know now, I would not have engaged, I would not have launched an invasion. We’ve answered the question now…That’s not to say that the world [isn’t] safer because Saddam Hussein is gone. It is significantly safer. That’s not to say that there [wasn’t] a courageous effort to bring about a surge that created stability in Iraq. All of that is true. And that’s not to say that the men and women who’ve served uniform and many others who went to Iraq to serve, they did so, certainly, honorably. But, we’ve answered the question now.
Bush releases emails from the two terms he served as Florida governor. Some of the emails released contain his personal information like his social security number.
I am posting the e-mails of my governorship here. Some are funny; some are serious; some I wrote in frustration. But they’re all here so you can read them and make up your own mind.