Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush appeared on the stage at the Republican National Convention on Thursday to a warm welcome from the crowd. Bush praised his brother, George W. Bush, and the administration he presided over. He took that opportunity to scold President Barack Obama for blaming his administration’s problems on his predecessor.
Bush said that, before he began his remarks, he would like to thank his family for their public service — from his grandfather to his brother who all held federal or state-wide office.
“I love my brother,” said Bush of his brother. “He is a man of courage, integrity and honor. And during incredibly challenging times, he kept us safe.”
Bush said that it was time for Obama to stop blaming his brother for the challenges of his presidency. “You were dealt a tough hand, but your policies have not worked,” said Bush. “In the fourth year of your presidency, a real leader would accept responsibility for his actions and you haven’t done it.”
Bush pivoted to education policy for the rest of his speech, addressing community-based reforms and national standards. He also strongly advocated for school choice, saying that strong and vibrant markets always offer consumers choices and are driven by competition.
Watch the segment of Bush’s speech below via Fox News Channel:
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