Presidential candidate Jeb Bush drew a rebuke from the president for comments he made Friday about the university shooting that left nine people and a gunman dead in Oregon the day before.
“But I resist the notion-and I had this challenge as governor-because we had-look, stuff happens, there’s always a crisis”.
Bush said more government isn’t always the answer whenever tragedy strikes – “stuff happens, there’s always a crisis”.
“I think the American people should hear that and make their own judgements based on the fact that every couple of months we have a mass shooting”, he said.
Bush’s campaign called the Democratic attacks – and the media’s response “beyond craven”.
A few reporters, however, noted that Bush’s comments were seemingly taken out of context.
“Whenever you see a tragedy take place, the impulse in the political system, more often in the federal level than the state level, is to do something, right?”
“It wasn’t a mistake, I said exactly what I said“, Bush said on video footage obtained by The Daily Beast. The New York Times has reported that, during his father’s 12 years in elected national office, Bush frequently sought (and obtained) favors for himself, his friends, and his business associates.
Earlier in the discussion, Bush had warned against passing impulsive gun laws in response to tragedies.
Bush doubled down on the remark after the event. On CNN, he said Friday, “I keep waiting for someone to tell me what new gun law can we past that would have prevented this shooting or Sandy Hook or Aurora or Charleston”, Huckabee said, referring to three sites of mass shootings. “You judge him on his competence, and he got the job done in Florida“.
In Romney’s view, they’re people “who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it”.