Progressive liberals are taking Jeb Bush to task for his comment during the second GOP debate that his brother — former President George W. Bush — “kept us safe.”
A new attack ad from Americans United for Change will start nationwide on Monday. The campaign, which already premiered on the group’s Facebook page, will appear on several cable news stations and run for the next few days.
“It’s as if Jeb Bush believes his brother’s presidency began on September 12th, 2001,” Americans United for Change President Brad Woodhouse told the Tampa Bay Times. “But we’re not letting Jeb rewrite history.”
Woodhouse added that it was “convenient but not honest” to ignore the facts surrounding the worst attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor, happening on George W. Bush’s watch after the administration dismissed notices from intelligence officials on Osama bin Laden.
Warnings were that bin Laden was “determined to strike in U.S.,” possibly using hijacked American planes.
Before September 11, 2001, terrorism was a low priority for Bush, Woodhouse said; six months after the attacks, catching bin Laden was not a priority either, illustrated when Bush said, “I truly am not that concerned about him.”
Bush spokesperson Tim Miller responded to the United for Change ad by telling the Times it was “Hillary Clinton’s political machine resorting to attacking Jeb over 9/11” and a “depressing example of just how extreme” the left has become.
“If there’s one thing we should all agree on,” Miller continued, “it’s that in response to that horrific attack, the country came together with resolve in the face of evil to ensure we keep our country safe.
“Today, while Jeb has offered a plan to defeat ISIS the Democrats have no strategy so they are left to make these craven attacks.”